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Miniature Hanoverian Silver Scroll Back (Fancy Back) Toy Spoons - William Pinder     Order Form     Request more information
Reference: S11042
Period: George III
Year: Circa 1770
Silversmith: William Pinder
Place: London
Price: $ 160.00
Weight: 13 grams
Dimensions: 9.3 cm
Condition: Good, one spoon better than the other, 1 spoon with small dents to bowl, wear to scrollback.

Description: A delightful pair of miniature silver toy spoons, in the Hanoverian pattern, with scroll backs. The spoons have original owners engraved initials J.P and S.P respectively, the engraving is crude, done by an amateur, but with loads of character (one possibility is these were given to twins as birth spoons). The engraving is on the back of the spoons, as is usual with 18th century examples. The spoons are clearly a matching pair, but have differences in the handle sizes (one being slightly wider), so clearly hand made. Both spoons have 2 hallmarks, lion passant and makers mark WP for William Pinder, marks are slightly worn, one is better than the other. Pinder was a smallworker, he worked between 1770 and 1784. Small spoons smaller than teaspoon size have traditionally been described as snuff spoons, they vary from 4 to 9 cm, (1.5 - 3.5 inches). Newer research has noted the wide variety of sizes, and suggested the smaller ones are snuff, and larger ones are toy spoons. Scroll back spoons were popular 1760-1770, a wide variety of patterns are encountered, they are also called fancy back spoons.
Miniature Hanoverian Silver Scroll Back (Fancy Back) Toy Spoons - William Pinder
Miniature Hanoverian Silver Scroll Back (Fancy Back) Toy Spoons - William Pinder

Miniature Hanoverian Silver Scroll Back (Fancy Back) Toy Spoons - William Pinder
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Miniature Hanoverian Silver Scroll Back (Fancy Back) Toy Spoons - William Pinder
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Miniature Hanoverian Silver Scroll Back (Fancy Back) Toy Spoons - William Pinder
Engraved initials JP, SP

Miniature Hanoverian Silver Scroll Back (Fancy Back) Toy Spoons - William Pinder
William Pinder london silver hallmarks

Miniature Hanoverian Silver Scroll Back (Fancy Back) Toy Spoons - William Pinder
Miniature Hanoverian Silver Scroll Back (Fancy Back) Toy Spoons

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