I purchased this spoon yesterday from a gentleman who purchased it at Adams last year. Its description from Adams was:
"AN IRISH GEORGE III SILVER-GILT SEAL END SPOON, Dublin 1762, mark of John Craig, the fig shaped bowl crested tot he reverse, thought to be that of Sir Compton Meade Bart., Domville Santry"
Would this have been made as a contemporary 'fake' of a spoon dating to some 150 years earlier?
The marks are very pinched, could this have been 'recycled' from the original John Craig spoon?
Any assistance would be most welcome.