Two long spoons

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jolly
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Two long spoons

Postby jolly » Tue Jun 28, 2016 7:12 am

I have two long identical spoons that are 33cm long.

Pretty sure they are Scottish but could somebody help me with the other hallmarks and what they were used for please

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Re: Two long spoons

Postby dognose » Tue Jun 28, 2016 10:56 am

Hi Jolly,

That would be Francis Howden. The spoons were assayed at Edinburgh in 1793.

These spoons go under a variety of names, Gravy spoons, Basting spoons, Stuffing spoons, but essentially they are serving spoons for the table.

As a side note, Francis Howden and the Scottish poet, Robert Burns, were great friends.

See also: viewtopic.php?f=38&t=8565&p=85336&hilit=howden#p85336

and: http://www.925-1000.com/dlEdinburgh.html

Trev.

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Re: Two long spoons

Postby dognose » Tue Jun 28, 2016 11:35 am

See also: FRANCIS HOWDEN

Trev.

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Re: Two long spoons

Postby jolly » Wed Jun 29, 2016 5:29 am

I could clean them or take better photos if like?

Did not realise they were mine for a second!

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Re: Two long spoons

Postby jolly » Wed Jun 29, 2016 5:36 am

Meant to say thanks too. Its helped in identifying a ladle by the same person really easy.

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Re: Two long spoons

Postby jolly » Wed Jun 29, 2016 1:44 pm

Spoons now polished

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Ladle and hallmark

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Re: Two long spoons

Postby dognose » Wed Jun 29, 2016 2:15 pm

Hi Jolly,

Thanks for the images. I've updated the Howden topic:

FRANCIS HOWDEN

Trev.


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