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Rat-tail (Hanoverian), I think with odd reverse bobbly bit

Posted: Sat Aug 20, 2016 12:55 pm
by Frances144
I would describe these two silver table spoons as Rat-tail (or Hanoverian) - am I correct? (I apologise for my ignorance - this really is not my field)

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And how would you describe the detail where the stem joins the bowl?

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All help is appreciated. Thank you.

Re: Rat-tail (Hanoverian), I think with odd reverse bobbly bit

Posted: Sat Aug 20, 2016 4:15 pm
by dognose
Hi Frances,

The spoon would be described as Hanoverian with a single drop.

See: viewtopic.php?f=38&t=6532

Although a rat-tail can at times be found along the stem on some patterns of flatware, the term Rat-tail is usually applied to when the feature is found on the back of the bowl.

Trev.

Re: Rat-tail (Hanoverian), I think with odd reverse bobbly bit

Posted: Tue Aug 23, 2016 10:19 am
by Frances144
Thank you, your reply is hugely appreciated.