Set 6 GEORGE III Solid SILVER OE & SHELL Dessert Spoons, London 1773 T. Chawner
An unusual set of six George III solid silver dessert spoons, with Old English and Shell pattern handles; a rare variant of Old English pattern. The spoons were made in London in 1773 by the silversmith Thomas Chawner. The handle features an engraved portcullis pursuivant crest. The shell pattern is double struck (visible on the front and back).
Hallmarks: The spoons are English sterling silver hallmarked for London 1773 (Lion Passant, George III Tax Mark, Leopard Head Crowned, Date Letter S) the maker's mark ' TC' refers to the silversmith Thomas Chawner.
Dimensions: They are c17.5m long and weighs c36g each. Total weight is 223.7g
Condition: The hallmarks are very worn, but the apart from that the spoons are in very good condition, with just the odd very small ding in the bowl. Little wear to the tips of the bowls, and no splits or repairs. The shell pattern is still sharp, as is the crest, although one crest does have some scratch marks over it. Please see photos.
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International (outside of the EU)
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