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Australian Sterling Silver Fauna & Flora Souvenir Spoons (Set of 6) - Kangaroo, Koala, Kookaburra, Hardy Bros, WJ Sanders     Order Form     Request more information
Reference: S11249
Period: George VI
Year: Circa 1945
Silversmith: W.J Sanders
Place: Sydney, Australia
Price: $ 270.00
Weight: 49 grams
Dimensions: 9.5 cm
Condition: Excellent, do not appear to have been used. Box is also in good condition, working order, but stain on outside base.

Description: A set of six Australian sterling silver souvenir spoons, made by W.J Sanders and retailed by Hardy Bros Ltd. The spoons are coffee spoon size, and have cast finials, 2 kangaroo, 2 koala and 2 kookaburra. The spoons have an attractive cross hatch design to the lower stems, overall they have a lovely arts and crafts feel, we believe they were made by hand. An identical spoon with Koala finial can be seen in the MAAS museum collection, it was part of the Cavill collection. The spoons are all clearly hallmarked with retailers mark "HBrs" for Hardy Brothers, and STG sterling mark. This mark can be seen in the book "Marks on Australian Silver 1950-2005" by Christine Erratt, page 100, which explains this mark was used by WJ Sanders manufacturing for Hardy. The original box reads "By Appointment to her Majesty the Queen, Silversmiths, Hardy Bros Ltd, Jewellers, Australia, Made in England".WJ Sanders was a Birmingham based silversmith who emigrated to Australia in 1911, his business became one of Sydney's leading manufacturing silversmiths, it still runs today. Hardy Brothers was established in 1853, as can be seen from the box they hold a Royal warrant, and are still regarded today as one of Australia's leading jewellers and silversmiths.
Australian Sterling Silver Fauna & Flora Souvenir Spoons (Set of 6) - Kangaroo, Koala, Kookaburra, Hardy Bros, WJ Sanders
Australian Sterling Silver Fauna & Flora Souvenir Spoons (Set of 6) - Kangaroo, Koala, Kookaburra, Hardy Bros, WJ Sanders

Australian Sterling Silver Fauna & Flora Souvenir Spoons (Set of 6) - Kangaroo, Koala, Kookaburra, Hardy Bros, WJ Sanders
Australian Sterling Silver Fauna & Flora Souvenir Spoons (Set of 6) - Kangaroo, Koala, Kookaburra

Australian Sterling Silver Fauna & Flora Souvenir Spoons (Set of 6) - Kangaroo, Koala, Kookaburra, Hardy Bros, WJ Sanders
Hardy Brothers sterling silver spoons

Australian Sterling Silver Fauna & Flora Souvenir Spoons (Set of 6) - Kangaroo, Koala, Kookaburra, Hardy Bros, WJ Sanders
Australian Sterling Silver Fauna & Flora Souvenir Spoons

Australian Sterling Silver Fauna & Flora Souvenir Spoons (Set of 6) - Kangaroo, Koala, Kookaburra, Hardy Bros, WJ Sanders
Hardy Bros sterling silver hallmarks

Australian Sterling Silver Fauna & Flora Souvenir Spoons (Set of 6) - Kangaroo, Koala, Kookaburra, Hardy Bros, WJ Sanders
HBRS STG silver hallmarks

Australian Sterling Silver Fauna & Flora Souvenir Spoons (Set of 6) - Kangaroo, Koala, Kookaburra, Hardy Bros, WJ Sanders
Hardy Bros jewellers Australia by appointment to her majesty the queen silversmiths

Australian Sterling Silver Fauna & Flora Souvenir Spoons (Set of 6) - Kangaroo, Koala, Kookaburra, Hardy Bros, WJ Sanders
Australian Sterling Silver Fauna & Flora Souvenir Spoons, Hardy original box

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