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Colonial Silver Spoon and Fork (Christening set) - Madagascar     Order Form     Request more information
Reference: S1211
Period: 19th century
Year: Circa 1850
Silversmith: I*D
Place: Madagascar
Price: $ 540.00
Weight: 50g grams
Dimensions: 16cm
Condition: Fair, spoon tip worn from use, dents in bowl, few kinks and knocks to handles.

Description: Colonial silver child's fork and spoon, probably a Christening gift. It is very crudely made, and the pattern is a mix between Old English and Fiddle, more Continental than English, particularly the rounded shape of the drop . The set is finely engraved with the initials GPJ in elaborate script, and Madagascar. The hallmarks are clear, and consist of the makers mark I*D struck 3 times, in an irregular outline, so the punch was probably also handmade. One mystery is the combination of very crudely made flatware, made by an amateur in possibly difficult conditions, with the fine engraving - so possibly added later. We welcome thoughts on their origin or identification of the I*D makers mark.
Colonial Silver Spoon and Fork (Christening set) - Madagascar
Colonial silver spoon and fork - madagascar

Colonial Silver Spoon and Fork (Christening set) - Madagascar
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Colonial Silver Spoon and Fork (Christening set) - Madagascar
colonial silver spoon and fork

Colonial Silver Spoon and Fork (Christening set) - Madagascar
Madagascar and initials

Colonial Silver Spoon and Fork (Christening set) - Madagascar
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Colonial Silver Spoon and Fork (Christening set) - Madagascar
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Colonial Silver Spoon and Fork (Christening set) - Madagascar
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