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Antique Silver Caddy Spoon - Thomas James, Mayne Family Crest     Order Form     Request more information
Reference: S1108
Period: George III
Year: 1810
Silversmith: Thomas James
Place: London
Price: $ 440.00
Weight: 18 grams
Condition: Excellent

Description: A pleasing, heavy caddy spoon by the well known caddy spoon maker Thomas James, whose spoons often have interesting handle shapes, and a "fish-tail" projection at the base of the handle. The spoon has a beautiful crest of a hand holding a cross, with the motto "VIRTUTI FORTUNA COMIS", translated "excellence, fortune and kindness". The hallmarks are very clear. This spoon appears to be an identical twin of a spoon sold by Woolley and Wallis from the John Norie collection, Part 1, April 2004, lot 132. We have now identified the family crest as belonging to the Mayne Family of Scotland, from Tullibody & Powis in Stirling. The crest is described as "Cubit arm, erect, proper habited sable cuff argent holding a cross crosslet gules", the motto above the crest denotes a Scottish family. One possible original owner of this spoon is Colonel William Mayne, who served as Captain of the 1st Life Guards at Waterloo. Thomas James was freed in 1789, but only entered his own mark in 1804.
Antique Silver Caddy Spoon - Thomas James, Mayne Family Crest
Caddy spoon

Antique Silver Caddy Spoon - Thomas James, Mayne Family Crest
Crest

Antique Silver Caddy Spoon - Thomas James, Mayne Family Crest
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