James Hamilton spoon

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James Hamilton spoon

Postby mk209 » Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:39 am

Not sure if James Hamilton made much as his working career wasn’t that long and I’ve not seen items by him until now?

Here’s a fiddle without shoulders teaspoon from 1825:

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Re: James Hamilton spoon

Postby dognose » Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:36 pm

Hi Matt,

It may well be a brilliant find. James Hamilton's recorded assays, from what I can find, are nearly all gold, and I find only 8oz. of silver assayed under his name, all in one quarter of 1825. That said, the Newcastle records do have holes in them and can be very confusing, but whatever the detail, this has to be a very, very rare item.

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Re: James Hamilton spoon

Postby mk209 » Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:00 pm

Thanks Trev, that’s great news! 8oz is really not much. The teaspoon weighs 15g so there’s a possibility of only 16/17 teaspoons but probably much less. It would be interesting to know if like the Exeter records the list of items is known.

This is nearly as good as the James Niner one of only two teaspoons sent to assay. It’s great these still exist as examples of work by these makers.

Matt.


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