Provincial Sterling Silver Spoon
Provincial Sterling Silver Spoon Provincial Sterling Silver Spoon Provincial Sterling Silver Spoon Provincial Sterling Silver Spoon Provincial Sterling Silver Spoon Provincial Sterling Silver Spoon Provincial Sterling Silver Spoon Provincial Sterling Silver Spoon Provincial Sterling Silver Spoon Provincial Sterling Silver Spoon Provincial Sterling Silver Spoon

Provincial Sterling Silver Spoon, Rare, English, Richard Croker, Guildford c.1740

£950.00

A rare English provincial sterling silver spoon by Richard Croker who is attributed to working from Guildford, the marks on this spoon are wonderfully well preserved and its of very good weight.

It carries a crest to the reverse side of the terminal which is of a stags head (a bit faded) with the motto BYD AND.

Minor rounding to the bowls tip otherwise a very fine example which measures 202mm in length.

Available!

Make an offer.

Make An Offer...

x

Use this form to make an offer to buy this item, please make sure you fill out all of the fields to ensure your offer is created successfully.


Billing Info

Error

There was an error

Success! your offer has been submitted. If successful you will receive an e-mail shortly with instructions on how to buy.

Close

Description

Provincial Sterling Silver Spoon

A rare English provincial sterling silver spoon by Richard Croker who is attributed to working from Guildford, the marks on this spoon are wonderfully well preserved and its of very good weight.

It carries a crest to the reverse side of the terminal which is of a stags head (a bit faded) with the motto BYD AND.

Minor rounding to the bowls tip otherwise a very fine example which measures 202mm in length.

DATEc.1740
MAKER or SPONSOR MARKRichard Croker
ASSAY OFFICEGuildford
WEIGHT (Grammes)91.6
WEIGHT (Troy)2.94
REF:-493Q

In the 17th Century, tea was traded with the west by China and subsequently Great Britain got a taste for it!

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

English

Period

George II 1727-1760

Sponsor/Maker

Richard Croker

REF CODE

493Q

This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. More Info