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Indian Colonial Silver Dessert spoon set (6)
Reference: S1195
Period: George IV
Year: Circa 1830
Silversmith: RS and BG
Place: Calcutta
Price: R 4 200.00
Weight: 270 grams
Dimensions: 17,5 cm
Condition: Fair to good, this set has been used. The 3 spoons by RS have worn bowl tips, the 3 by BG do not. A few small dents in bowls.

Description: A set of Indian Colonial silver Dessert spoons in the Fiddle pattern, with rare hallmarks from little known Calcutta goldsmiths. 3 spoons are by RS and 3 are by BG (both makers are listed but unidentified by Wilkinson in his book "Indian Colonial Silver"). The hallmarks are clear but a little worn, BG with tally mark 14 (Wilkinson, pg 27) and RS with the Fish tally mark (Wilkinson, pg 116). Tally marks are thought to be the mark of the indigenous workman who finished the piece. The tally mark 14 also appears on silver from Twentyman & Co. This set was probably put together when new in Calcutta circa 1830, as they all have the same initials DI, exhibiting some wear. Given the differential wear to the bowl tips, we can only assume that the 3 by BG are softer, higher grade silver than the 3 by RS.
Indian Colonial Silver Dessert spoon set (6)
Indian colonial silver spoons

Indian Colonial Silver Dessert spoon set (6)
Back of spoons

Indian Colonial Silver Dessert spoon set (6)
Hallmark 1

Indian Colonial Silver Dessert spoon set (6)
Hallmark 2 BG

Indian Colonial Silver Dessert spoon set (6)
Initials detail

Indian Colonial Silver Dessert spoon set (6)
Spoon bowls with differential wear

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