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Sterling Silver Mote Spoon - Antique Circa 1740

An exceptional antique Georgian English sterling silver mote spoon; an addition to our silver teaware collection

SKU: A9083
Price: £795.00
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Sterling Silver Mote Spoon - Antique Circa 1740
Sterling Silver Mote Spoon - Antique Circa 1740
Sterling Silver Mote Spoon - Antique Circa 1740
Sterling Silver Mote Spoon - Antique Circa 1740
Sterling Silver Mote Spoon - Antique Circa 1740
Sterling Silver Mote Spoon - Antique Circa 1740
Sterling Silver Mote Spoon - Antique Circa 1740
Sterling Silver Mote Spoon - Antique Circa 1740
Sterling Silver Mote Spoon - Antique Circa 1740
Sterling Silver Mote Spoon - Antique Circa 1740
Sterling Silver Mote Spoon - Antique Circa 1740
Sterling Silver Mote Spoon - Antique Circa 1740
Sterling Silver Mote Spoon - Antique Circa 1740
Sterling Silver Mote Spoon - Antique Circa 1740

Description


This exceptional antique George II sterling silver strainer/mote spoon has an oval rounded shaped form with a narrow stem handle and pointed terminal.


The bowl is ornamented with pierced stylised scrolling leaf decoration in addition to a central quadrilateral arrangement of quatrefoil designs.


The posterior surface of the bowl is ornamented with a shell decorated heel and incorporates the contemporary engraved initials 'F I H'.


Read a blog about the history and purpose of a silver mote spoon


Origin: England

Condition


This antique mote spoon is an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional condition.

The British hallmarks, consisting of the maker's mark and lion passant, struck to the reverse surface of the handle are very clear considering the type of item.


Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this piece of Georgian teaware.


Dimensions


Length 13.1cm/5.2"

Length of handle 8.5cm/3.3"

Length of bowl 4.2cm/1.7"

Width of bowl 2.3cm/0.9"


Weight


0.3 troy ounce/8.6g


 
 
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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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