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Georgian Sterling Silver Caddy Spoon London 1799

Heading : A sterling silver caddy spoon
Date : Hallmarked in London in 1799 for Elizabeth Morley
Period : George III
Origin : London, England

Decoration : Scallop shaped bowl with chased handle
Size :  Length 8.4cms
Condition : Excellent
Restoration : None
Weight :  12grams ( 1/3 troy)

Good to have another lady silversmith from the late 18th century, there were more than just Hester Bateman ! Elizabeth Jones, Barnett Munns, Cooke and Aldridge to name but a few more Lizzies. This may seem to be very liberated until you discover that women silversmiths were only allowed to register their own mark after their husband had passed away.

The crimes of the 18th century were not limited to just slavery. What about the Darien disaster and the manner in which thousands were sent to their deaths by fellow Scots and the subsequent bakrupting of a nation such that the English had to come to the financial rescue with the first ever bail out.

 

 

 

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  • Product Code: 20062231
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  • £145.00


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