Georgian 1795 Sterling Silver Large Reticulated Serving Spoon Fish Slice Marked Henry Chawner London. For Your Antique English Sterling Silver Collection.Description: Antique large sterling silver serving spoon. We are not certain what it is used for or what the pattern is, but the spoon has a floral design along the edge which is open and thus the spoon was probably used for serving foods that had juices. Be that as it may, the spoon, which way about 5.5 troy ounces, is beautiful. It has a boat shaped serving part. That part is flat with slight curvature. It has a foliate design in the top 3/4 of it near the edge, which is reticulated. It also has a handle of what appears to be solid sterling silver. Both the serving portion of the spoon and the handle are fully hallmarked. It would appear that the handle was made by someone else and not by the maker of the flat part, at least it would appear that the set of hallmarks on the handle are not the same as those on the flat portion of the spoon.
The piece s beautiful and feels great in your hand. Finally the piece is marked HC which stands for Henry Chawner a well known London silversmith at the time. The handle is also marked, which we are unable to make out, but to the best of our ability, they seem to be the same marks indicating the same year.
The maker's mark on the handle suggest MP which would be the mark of Michael Plummer another well known London Silversmith of the time. Please carefully view the photos as they are part and parcel of our description. Origin: Made in London England. Size: Measures about 11 1/2" long, is 3" at its widest, and weighs about 5 1/2 troy ounces. Maker: Henry Chawner and possibly Michael Plummer.Marks: English sterling silver markings on both the handle and the flat part of the spoon. Finally the piece is marked HC which stands for Henry Chawner.
We were unable to identify the marks on the handle because of wear, but they appear to have all the same marks as the flat portion of the spoon except for the maker's initials of which we can identify the letter P, this may be MP which would suggest Michael Plummer as the maker. Distinguishing Characteristics - Most Interesting About The Piece: This is an old, very nice, and rare piece that is in excellent condition. Condition: It is in very good condition, with no breaks, repairs, or significant dings. It does have some soiling and scratches.
It could use a good cleaning but we are deferring to the new owner for that. Please see photo for additional condition information. In Closing: This is a very nice antique, that is over 200 years old, in excellent condition.It would make a great addition to your quality antique sterling silver collection. We guarantee the authenticity, description and condition of the items we sell. Note, packages going overseas can take as much as 3 to 4 weeks to reach their destination, so please be patient and allow sufficient time for your item to reach you. Failure to follow these simple terms will be construed as your desire not to complete the sale. Powered by SixBit's eCommerce Solution.
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