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Regimental Silver spoon - Inns of Court Rifle Volunteers
Reference: S1176
Period: Victorian
Year: 1869
Silversmith: George William Adams
Place: London
Price: $ 110.00
Weight: 25g grams
Dimensions: 14,5cm
Condition: Excellent, appears unused.

Description: Regimental spoon with Feather edge pattern and gilt bowl by George Adams, the highly regarded Victorian spoonmaker. The spoon has an engraved Royal Crown finial with mounted cross, containing 2 Fleur de Lys. The crown is above an 8 pointed star, containing a crest (hunting horn below ICRV) and the motto "Salus Populi Suprema Lex", which translates as "The health of the people is the supreme law". ICRV stands for Inns of Court Rifle Volunteers, which was a regiment supplied by members of the legal profession belonging to the 4 Inns of London (Lincoln's, Gray's, Inner Temple, Middle Temple). The regiment, which was active in the 18th century, was reformed in 1860 as the 23 Middlesex (Inns of Court) Rifle Volunteer Corps at Lincoln's Inn. The crest sits above an engraved chalice. The spoon is an unusual size, being larger than a teaspoon but smaller than a dessert spoon. The hallmarks are very clear, and in addition to the usual marks also include an additional mark C, possibly a journeyman's mark.
Regimental Silver spoon - Inns of Court Rifle Volunteers
Regimental spoon

Regimental Silver spoon - Inns of Court Rifle Volunteers
Crest

Regimental Silver spoon - Inns of Court Rifle Volunteers
Finial detail

Regimental Silver spoon - Inns of Court Rifle Volunteers
Hallmark

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