Item number: 58359
A large Britannia silver George I serving spoon,
London 1719 by Thomas Mann
The elongated stem ending in the semicircular, curved end and divided into two slightly slanted halves on the obverse side. The underside of the bowl is reinforced by a rat-tail. The smooth underside of the end of the handle decorated with a later engraving of a family crest, being from the second half of the 18th century.
An exceptionally well preserved early serving spoon of good gauge and with its original surface. It also should be emphasised that the tip – a rarity in spoons of this age – shows hardly any wear and no repairs.
34.4 cm / 13.54“ length; 165.4 g / 5.83 oz