Silver presentation collector spoon, The Maidenhead Spoon, hallmarked
Silver sterling silver collector spoon, being a good reproduction of the Maidenhead Spoon, an example of which survives from the year 1521.
The spoon features a cast finial bust of the Virgin Mary. It is undecorated elsewhere except for the crisply struck lion's head assay symbol for London on the top inner bowl, and the rest of the hallmarks to the back of the stem. The spoon was made by C J Vander in and was assayed in London in 1972.
The spoon is presented in a red leather look box with red velvet and cream satin lining. This would be a lovely presentation spoon for collectors, although it is robust enough to make a serving spoon at the table if desired.
This is a superb quality spoon in a heavy weight of 31g - around 1 troy ounce.
The spoon is the size of an average jam spoon. It is 13.5 CM/ 5.4 inches long. Maximum bowl width is 3.5 cm/1.4 inches.
Condition is very good. There are light surface scratches consistent with very little previous use. Box condition is clean and sound throughout.o the interior and on minor scuffs to the outside.
Postage will be tracked and signed due to the high value of the spoon.
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