PAIR OF GEORGE III SILVER HANOVERIAN SAUCE LADLES
THOMAS CHAWNER, LONDON, 1776
In the Hanoverian pattern, with upturned tips and shell-form bowls.
Thomas Chawner was apprenticed to Ebenezer Coker, and is said to have held an appointment to the Mint.
He was a gentleman and held Arms. He is also said to have held an appointment at the Royal Mint.
Thomas Chawner was also the father of silversmith Henry Chawner, and
brother to silversmith William Chawner I, with whom he worked from 1758-68.
Condition : Excellent; possible crest erasure to terminal
(however if so, done long enough ago that there is even and sufficient patination to the terminals)
Note : The interior base of the bowls (at the shaft juncture) shows the reflection of the shell bowl above,
and has a plain surface with reeded upper edge
6-7/8” Long / 3.3 oz.
Also See :
Thomas & William Chawner, London, 1767
With fluted bowl and unusual Onslow terminal
12" Long / 5.7 oz.
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Pair of George III Silver Hanoverian Sauce Ladles, Thomas Chawner, London, 1776, with shell form bowls