Good Day I have bought a Walker and Hall spoon today. It has a crest on it that I would like to decipher. Any idea of the age of the spoon will be welcome aswell. I know the X is a date letter. Thanks Jannie
The China Navigation Company crest, with the Swire group and Swire family motto, Esse Quam Videri – it has been in use by the Swire family since the 18th century. Literally translated, it means “to be, and not to seem to be”.
Walker & Hall were major suppliers to shipping companies and other commercial concerns throughout the world.