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Spoons & Forks

Collectors Spoons, Dessert , Dinner Spoons, Soup and Serving Spoons
Tea, Coffee, Salt and Mustard Spoons, Caddy Spoons, Marrow Spoons, Mote Spoons

Browse our collection of antique sterling silver spoons and forks. These have a very practical purpose on the dinner table and also create a satisfying collecting field with their variety of fascinating designs and uses.

Spoons. Before the 18th century the only items of table silver made in any quantity were spoons. Early English silver spoons can date from as early as the 15th century and are highly collectible, especially spoons by rare makers and from unusual provincial towns. The most popular form of cast terminal was the seal top spoon, named after the circular disc at the top, which often bore the engraved initials of the owners. Lion sejant spoons and apostle spoons were also common from the 15th century to the beginning of the 17th century. From the late 16th century the plain flattened stem of the slip top spoon was introduced which developed during the 17th century into the popular trefid form.
Forks. Silver Dinner and Dessert Forks are rare before the 18th century and are not often found in sets until the late 1700s.
The Sucket Fork is an implement with a teaspoon bowl at one end and a two pronged fork at the other. Very rare and only produced from the late 17th century until the early 18th century.

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Spoons & Forks

Collectors Spoons, Dessert , Dinner Spoons, Soup and Serving Spoons
Tea, Coffee, Salt and Mustard Spoons, Caddy Spoons, Marrow Spoons, Mote Spoons

Browse our collection of antique sterling silver spoons and forks. These have a very practical purpose on the dinner table and also create a satisfying collecting field with their variety of fascinating designs and uses.

Spoons. Before the 18th century the only items of table silver made in any quantity were spoons. Early English silver spoons can date from as early as the 15th century and are highly collectible, especially spoons by rare makers and from unusual provincial towns. The most popular form of cast terminal was the seal top spoon, named after the circular disc at the top, which often bore the engraved initials of the owners. Lion sejant spoons and apostle spoons were also common from the 15th century to the beginning of the 17th century. From the late 16th century the plain flattened stem of the slip top spoon was introduced which developed during the 17th century into the popular trefid form.
Forks. Silver Dinner and Dessert Forks are rare before the 18th century and are not often found in sets until the late 1700s.
The Sucket Fork is an implement with a teaspoon bowl at one end and a two pronged fork at the other. Very rare and only produced from the late 17th century until the early 18th century.

  • 1689

     

    9261 Antique Silver Trefid Spoon

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    A good antique sterling silver spoon, the oval bowl with incised and beaded rat tail heel, the flat stem with a trefid pattern terminal. William & Mary period. Hand hammered finish. Owners initials to the front and back. Weight 51 grams, 1.6 troy ounces. Length 20cm. Bowl 7×4.6cm. Makers mark ‘IL’ over a mullet, within a shield. London 1689.

  • 1728

    James Savage

    9958 George II Antique Silver Serving Spoon

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    A massive antique sterling silver spoon in the popular Hanover pattern. Very useful long handled serving spoon. To the reverse of the handle terminal there is an intricate hand engraved armorial. Weight 271 grams, 8.7 troy ounces. Length 39.5cm. Bowl 12 x 7cm. London 1728. Maker James Savage. Sterling silver..

  • Circa 1750

     

    8965 Antique Silver Spoon

    £450

    An excellent antique Dutch gilt silver spoon, the end of the handle modelled with a seated figure holding a baby and accompanied by a cherub. The back of the bowl is inscribed with the owners initials. Weight 61 grams, just under 3 troy ounces. Length 18.3 cms. Bowl measures 7×5 cms. Stamped with Dutch silver marks for Amsterdam. Circa 1750.

  • 1795

    Thomas Wallis I

    9088 Antique Silver Forks

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    A set of Georgian sterling silver dinner forks for 12 people. In the traditional Old English and thread pattern. All with a hand engraved stag crest. Weight approx 800 grams, 25.7 troy ounces. Length 21cm. London 1795. Maker Thomas Wallis. These match the dinner forks in #9078 Georgian canteen of cutlery.

  • Circa 1800

     

    8411 Pair of Antique Continental Silver Spoons

    £185

    An excellent quality pair of antique silver spoons with figural ends depicting a classical lady culminating in a twisted handle possibly resembling a mermaids tail. The gilded bowl is attached with a fruit encrusted mount. These delightful spoons are very heavy and have a chunky feel. Traces of gilding all over. Weight 179 grams, 5.7 troy ounces. Length 18 cms. Marked on the back of the bowl with a hand mark. Probably German. Circa 1800.

  • Circa 1800

    Joseph Taylor

    9856 George III Silver Caddy Spoon

    £235

    A charming little antique silver spoon with wire scroll handle, the bowl fashioned as a leaf. Weight 8 grams. Length 7cm. Width 3cm. Lion mark only. This type of spoon was generally made in Birmingham. Maker probably Joseph Taylor. Circa 1800.

  • 1836

     

    9547 Antique Silver Caddy Spoon

    £225

    A pretty little Victorian sterling silver caddy spoon with a square fluted bowl and shaped handle. Pretty bright cut engraved decoration. Weight 7 grams. Length 8 cms. Birmingham 1887. Maker James Collins.

  • 1844

    John James Whiting

    9561 Antique Silver Basting Spoon

    £195

    An antique sterling silver spoon in the popular fiddle pattern. Very useful long handled serving spoon. Initials “EN” engraved to one end in old fashioned script. Weight 134 grams, 4.3 troy ounces. Length 30.5 cm. London 1844. Maker John Whiting.

  • 1873

    Henry John Lias

    7858 Victorian Silver Dessert Spoons

    £275

    A set of 6 antique sterling silver spoons in the popular fiddle pattern. Good plain style. Each with an engraved monogram in cursive script. Weight 248 grams, 7.9 troy ounces. All spoons length 17 cms. London 1873. Maker Henry & Henry Lias.

  • 1878

    Henry Holland

    7971 Antique Silver Serving Spoons

    £475

    A superb set of 6 antique sterling silver spoons in the elegant bead pattern. Excellent plain style. Each piece has a hand engraved crest. Total weight, 6 spoons, 435 grams, 13.9 troy ounces. Length 22.5 cms. London 1878. Maker Henry Holland.

  • 1906

    James Deakin & Sons

    9562 Antique Silver Basting Spoon

    £195

    An antique sterling silver spoon in the classic Old English pattern. Very useful long handled serving spoon. Initials “B” engraved to one end in old fashioned script. Weight 166 grams, 5.3 troy ounces. Length 31.5 cm. Sheffield 1906. Maker John and William Deakin.

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