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Prince of Wales' Feathers Back Hanoverian silver teaspoons (Pair)     Order Form     Request more information
Reference: S11168
Period: George III
Year: Circa 1760
Silversmith: W*L?
Place: London
Price: $ 190.00
Weight: 29 grams
Dimensions: 11.6 cm
Condition: Good, minor wear to picture backs.

Description: A rare pair of Prince of Wales' feathers picture back teaspoons, in the Hanoverian pattern, with Prince of Wales' feathers to the reverse of the bowl. The crown is well struck and clear, the feathers less well struck with some wear, but still clearly visible. As is typical for a teaspoon of the period, these Hanoverian pattern spoons are struck with two marks - lion passant and maker's mark. All the marks are squashed, the maker's mark could be W*L or possibly I*M, depending on which way you read the marks (all assistance welcome), with mullet between the letters. The spoons have no engraving, and are in great condition with just minor wear to the picture back. The motif on the back of the bowl probably commemorates the life of Frederick Louis, Prince of Wales (1707-1751) and heir apparent to the English throne. He was the eldest and estranged son of King George II, but he pre-deceased his father and so the crown passed instead to his eldest son who became George III. John Luddington, in his book "Starting to Collect Silver", describes the Prince of Wales' feathers as "rather rare".
Prince of Wales' Feathers Back Hanoverian silver teaspoons (Pair)
Prince of Wales' Feathers Back Hanoverian silver teaspoons

Prince of Wales' Feathers Back Hanoverian silver teaspoons (Pair)
Prince of Wales' Feathers Back Hanoverian silver teaspoons

Prince of Wales' Feathers Back Hanoverian silver teaspoons (Pair)
Prince of Wales' Feathers Back / Picture back silver spoon

Prince of Wales' Feathers Back Hanoverian silver teaspoons (Pair)
Prince of Wales' Feathers Back / Picture back silver spoon 2

Prince of Wales' Feathers Back Hanoverian silver teaspoons (Pair)
Picture back silver spoons hallmarks WL

Prince of Wales' Feathers Back Hanoverian silver teaspoons (Pair)
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