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Scottish Silver Hanoverian Tablespoons (Pair) - John Hope, 2nd Earl Hopetoun, Hope Family Crest     Order Form     Request more information
Reference: S11044
Period: George II
Year: 1753
Silversmith: Ker & Dempster
Place: Edinburgh
Price: $ 350.00
Weight: 149 grams
Dimensions: 20.8 cm
Condition: Excellent, a few small scratches, one small dent.

Description: A fabulous pair of Scottish silver Hanoverian tablespoons, made in Edinburgh in 1753. The spoons have the traditional central rib, and double drop, the spoon bowls are oval in shape. These are quality spoons, around 75 grammes each.Both spoons are engraved with a family crest and motto, the crests are worn from polishing but still legible. The crest is a "broken terrestrial globe surmounted by a rainbow issueing out of clouds", above motto "AT SPES INFRACTA", translated "Yet my Hope is Unbroken". Above the globe is an Earls coronet, showing these spoons were owned by John Hope, 2nd Earl of Hopetoun, who lived between 1704 and 1781, he became Earl in 1742. The hallmarks on both spoons include makers mark K&D for Ker & Dempster, who worked between 1749 and 1771. This is followed by castle town mark, assay master mark HG for Hugh Gordon, who worked between 1744 and 1758. The 4th mark is date letter Y for 1753, this is slightly worn but still visible. Hopetoun House, which was completed by the 2nd Earl, still exists today, in Queensferry, Edinburgh.
Scottish Silver Hanoverian Tablespoons (Pair) - John Hope, 2nd Earl Hopetoun, Hope Family Crest
Scottish Silver Hanoverian Tablespoons (Pair)

Scottish Silver Hanoverian Tablespoons (Pair) - John Hope, 2nd Earl Hopetoun, Hope Family Crest
John Hope, 2nd Earl Hopetoun, Hope Family Crest, AT SPES INFRACTA

Scottish Silver Hanoverian Tablespoons (Pair) - John Hope, 2nd Earl Hopetoun, Hope Family Crest
Scottish silver tablespoons, edinburgh, ker dempster

Scottish Silver Hanoverian Tablespoons (Pair) - John Hope, 2nd Earl Hopetoun, Hope Family Crest
Ker & Dempster Edinburgh silver hallmarks

Scottish Silver Hanoverian Tablespoons (Pair) - John Hope, 2nd Earl Hopetoun, Hope Family Crest
Scottish silver spoons, hugh gordon assay master

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