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Paul Hanet Early Georgian Hanoverian Dessert or Child's Silver Spoons (Pair)     Order Form     Request more information
Reference: S11083
Period: George II
Year: 1725
Silversmith: Paul Hanet
Place: London
Price: $ 290.00
Weight: 68 grams
Dimensions: 16.6 cm
Condition: Excellent, light scratches from use.

Description: A lovely pair of Early Georgian Hanoverian dessert or Child's spoons, made by the leading Huguenot spoonmaker of his day. The spoons are nicely proportioned, and have a double drop. The spoons are engraved on the back (as is usual for this period) with an interesting original family armorial, an Eagle wearing crown, clutching a quarter circle (sextant?) in its talon. The spoons are bottom marked, as is usual for this period, as a result the hallmarks are slightly squashed but still clearly legible, including makers mark PH under acorn for Paul Hanet. The date letter K is also clear, in unusual square outline (only K and M, 1725 and 1727, are not in Norman Shield, the only anomalies between 1561 and 1739). The lion passant and crowned leopards head town marks are partially visible. Paul Hanet is described by Grimwade (London Goldsmiths, page 532) "from the evidence of the survival of pieces bearing his mark, Hanet was clearly one of the principal Huguenot spoonmakers of his day". Hanet entered his first London mark in 1716, he was "Free of the Longbow Stringmakers", he worked until 1732. He used this makers mark (Grimwade 2189) from 1721 after re-introduction of the sterling standard. Note - we have another matching pair, S11084, condition and hallmarks not quite as good, but still acceptable. One spoon is 1726.
Paul Hanet Early Georgian Hanoverian Dessert or Child's Silver Spoons (Pair)
Paul Hanet Early Georgian Hanoverian Dessert or Child's Silver Spoons (Pair)

Paul Hanet Early Georgian Hanoverian Dessert or Child's Silver Spoons (Pair)
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Paul Hanet Early Georgian Hanoverian Dessert or Child's Silver Spoons (Pair)
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Paul Hanet Early Georgian Hanoverian Dessert or Child's Silver Spoons (Pair)
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Paul Hanet Early Georgian Hanoverian Dessert or Child's Silver Spoons (Pair)
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Paul Hanet Early Georgian Hanoverian Dessert or Child's Silver Spoons (Pair)
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