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Hanau Silver Christening Spoons (Pair)     Order Form     Request more information
Reference: S1463
Period: Victorian
Year: 1889
Silversmith: David Bridge
Place: London
Price: $ 160.00
Weight: 53 grams
Dimensions: 14.0 cm
Condition: Excellent.

Description: A lovely pair of decorative Hanau silver Christening (or anointing) spoons, with an Apostle carrying a baby standing on a winged cherub's head. The stems are twisted, the base decorated with a peacock eating fruit, above a face. The back of the bowls are richly decorated with a diamond pattern and scrolling foliage, and the spoons have a rat tail. The spoons are cast, and as such are quite solid, with a pleasing weight. As is usual with Hanau silver, they are replica's of fine 17th century German silver. The spoons, which have no Hanau hallmarks, were imported into Britian in 1889 by David Bridge of the firm John Smith & Co, as can be seen by makers mark D.B and capital F (hallmark for foreign silver, used between 1867 and 1903). The spoons also have date letter O for 1889. The hallmarks on both spoons are very clear. John Smith & Co. imported a great deal of decorative silver into Britian, much of which was of German origin, presumably Hanau (Culme, Gold and silversmiths).
Hanau Silver Christening Spoons (Pair)
Hanau Silver Christening Spoons

Hanau Silver Christening Spoons (Pair)
Finial

Hanau Silver Christening Spoons (Pair)
Peacock

Hanau Silver Christening Spoons (Pair)
Back of bowls

Hanau Silver Christening Spoons (Pair)
Hallmarks

Hanau Silver Christening Spoons (Pair)
Scale

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