Antique Sterling Silver Teaspoons
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Antique Sterling Silver Teaspoons, Set of 10, Scottish, KINGS Pattern, Andrew Wilkie 1838

£275.00

Set of 10 Scottish antique sterling silver teaspoons, hallmarked from Edinburgh in 1838 with the makers mark being that of Andrew Wilkie.

Single struck Kings Pattern, in very good order, one has a pinhead sized dink otherwise in very fine order..

Each measures 142mm in length.

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Antique Sterling Silver Teaspoons

Set of 10 Scottish antique sterling silver teaspoons, hallmarked from Edinburgh in 1838 with the makers mark being that of Andrew Wilkie.

Single struck Kings Pattern, in very good order, one has a pinhead sized dink otherwise in very fine order..

Each measures 142mm in length.

DATE1838
MAKER or SPONSOR MARKAndrew Wilkie
ASSAY OFFICEEdinburgh
WEIGHT (Grammes)232
WEIGHT (Troy)7.46
REF:-186C

17th Century tea was expensive and, as a result, it was largely drunk by the aristocracy and upper classes. Therefore, it was used sparingly and a smaller than usual drinking vessel known as a ‘teacup’ was used for the drink.

Consequently, teaspoons developed to ensure the accurate and careful distribution of the leaves into the boiling water to make the drink.

Initially a teaspoon measured 1 fluid dram or one quarter of a tablespoon. Subsequently they have gradually increased in size. Today’s teaspoon for example measures one third of a tablespoon.

It was in the 17th and 18th Century that these spoons became known as ‘teaspoons’ and some became ever more decorative.

It should be remembered that there are really two types of teaspoon. Firstly, one measured the tea into the water. Secondly one is used to stir the cup once the tea is poured.

Modern teaspoons for everyday use are often made from stainless steel or are silver plated, but there are a large variety of collectable silver spoons available.

Additional information

Origin

Scottish

Period

Victoria 1837-1901

Sponsor/Maker

Andrew Wilkie

REF CODE

186C

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