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Boer War Souvenir Silver Teaspoon - Lee-Metford Rifle
Reference: S1352
Period: Victorian
Year: 1899
Silversmith: Saunders and Shepherd
Place: London
Price: $ 190.00
Weight: 20 grams
Dimensions: 12.4 cm
Condition: Very good, some light scratches on base of bowl. Rifle in good condition, strap intact.

Description: A Boer War teaspoon, with a very detailed Lee-Metford rifle as the shaft. The bowl is engraved "Souvenir of the Anglo-Boer War, 1899-1900". The rifle is very detailed, even the strap holes and buckle are visible.The butt of the rifle is engraved Lee-Metford, and the bayonet connects the bowl to the rifle. The hallmarks are very clear, as is the registration number "Rd No 349937". A similar spoon is illustrated in the book "Boer War Memorabilia" by Pieter Oosthuizen, figure 8 on page 119. The Lee-Metford rifle was soon replaced by the Lee-Enfield, which had the advantage of smokeless powder.
Boer War Souvenir Silver Teaspoon - Lee-Metford Rifle
Boer war silver teaspoon

Boer War Souvenir Silver Teaspoon - Lee-Metford Rifle
Bowl detail

Boer War Souvenir Silver Teaspoon - Lee-Metford Rifle
Lee Metford

Boer War Souvenir Silver Teaspoon - Lee-Metford Rifle
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Boer War Souvenir Silver Teaspoon - Lee-Metford Rifle
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