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SOLD - Pair of Sterling Silver Hourglass Pattern Gravy Spoons - Antique George III

An exceptional, fine and impressive pair of antique Georgian English sterling silver King's shape Hourglass pattern gravy spoons; an addition to our silver flatware collection

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SOLD - Pair of Sterling Silver Hourglass Pattern Gravy Spoons - Antique George III
SOLD - Pair of Sterling Silver Hourglass Pattern Gravy Spoons - Antique George III

Description


These exceptional antique George III English sterling silver gravy spoons have been crafted in the King's shape, Hourglass pattern.


The anterior and posterior surfaces of the handle of each piece is embellished with the classic King's shape ornamentation, including the shell design to the terminal, in addition to the central hourglass design; this hourglass device is the distinguishing feature of the pattern.


The reverse of these Georgian spoons are ornamented with an impressive contemporary bright cut engraved crest depicting five ostrich feathers rising from a ducal coronet with a coronet above.


The heel to each spoon is encompassed with thread decoration; this variation of heel is rare to the pattern.


Date: 1806

Condition


These antique Georgian spoons are an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional presentation condition.

The bright cut engraved crests are very crisp.

The bowls of these gravy spoons are very sharp and show little signs of use or wear.

Full hallmarks struck to the reverse of each handle are all very clear; the hallmarks are struck deeply due to the exceptional gauge of silver.


Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of these examples of Georgian silverware.


Dimensions


Length 31cm/12.2"

Length of bowl 9.5cm/3.7"

Width of bowl 5.7cm/2.2"


 
 
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Andrew Campbell started trading in antiques during the 1970s. Initially, Andrew lived in the South of England, travelling the country, searching for items of silver to buy. Andrew sold these items at various London markets and antique fairs. Over time, and through selling at a range of venues, Andrew built up a large and diverse customer base from private buyers to national and international trade customers.
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