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Early Irish Silver Rat Tail Hanoverian Tablespoon - Edward Barrett, 1729     Order Form     Request more information
Reference: S11139
Period: George II
Year: 1729
Silversmith: Edward Barrett
Place: Dublin
Price: $ 450.00
Weight: 73 grams
Dimensions: 21.1 cm
Condition: Excellent, very slight wear to tip.

Description: An early Irish silver rat-tail Hanoverian tablespoon, made in 1729 by Edward Barrett. The spoon is lovely quality, a pleasing weight, and in remarkably good condition. The spoon has a deep frontal rib running halfway down the handle, with a strong turn-up, and the traditional rat-tail used before 1730. The spoon has original engraved family crest on the back of the spoon (spoons were placed face down at this period), the crest featured a raised arm in armour holding a cross (slight wear to the cross). The 3 hallmarks are clear, makers mark EB in oval punch (slight wear to B, looks more like EE), date letter gothic K for 1729, and crowned harp, with slight wear but clearly discernable. This spoon predates the Irish Hibernia mark which was introduced in 1731. Edward Barrett worked between 1698 and 1730, a number of his spoons have survived. He was freed in 1702 and elected Warden in 1722, so he was a prestigious silversmith (Collecting Irish Silver by Douglas Bennett, page 139).
Early Irish Silver Rat Tail Hanoverian Tablespoon - Edward Barrett, 1729
Early Irish Silver Rat Tail Hanoverian Tablespoon - Edward Barrett, 1729

Early Irish Silver Rat Tail Hanoverian Tablespoon - Edward Barrett, 1729
Irish Silver Rat Tail Hanoverian Tablespoon

Early Irish Silver Rat Tail Hanoverian Tablespoon - Edward Barrett, 1729
Irish silver engraved crest - armoured arm holding cross

Early Irish Silver Rat Tail Hanoverian Tablespoon - Edward Barrett, 1729
Irish silver rat tail spoon

Early Irish Silver Rat Tail Hanoverian Tablespoon - Edward Barrett, 1729
Georgian irish silver spoon bowl

Early Irish Silver Rat Tail Hanoverian Tablespoon - Edward Barrett, 1729
Edward Barrett Dublin silver hallmarks, 1729

Early Irish Silver Rat Tail Hanoverian Tablespoon - Edward Barrett, 1729
Early Irish Silver Rat Tail Hanoverian Tablespoon - Edward Barrett

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