Long spoon with silver end

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jolly
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Long spoon with silver end

Postby jolly » Thu Aug 25, 2016 3:03 pm

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A spoon measuring 23.5cm with a sliver end.

The hallmark looks like Sheffield, J.Cook & Son and 1907. I am not sure about the year though.

Can anybody tell me what the rest of the spoon is made of? I thought it might be plastic or bone. Its flexible and lets light through it. And why would someone stick a silver end on it?

Any help is much appreciated.

dognose
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Re: Long spoon with silver end

Postby dognose » Thu Aug 25, 2016 3:19 pm

Hi,

It's a typical horn spoon made for the Scottish souvenir market. The maker appears to be John Grinsell & Sons: http://www.925-1000.com/bx_jGrinsellSS_B.html

The year of assay was 1907.

Trev.

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Re: Long spoon with silver end

Postby AG2012 » Thu Aug 25, 2016 3:22 pm

Hi,
You are right about the maker and the date but Birmingham anchor, right?
Most probably bone. Ornate late Victorian, nice spoon, silver end added for a good aesthetic reason.
Cheers

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Re: Long spoon with silver end

Postby AG2012 » Thu Aug 25, 2016 3:37 pm

Striking similarity,both with serif, this one sans-serif. Have no idea what they made. Trev is much more experienced.
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