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Bacchanalian Pattern Silver Spoon - Bacchus, God of Wine
Reference: S1486
Period: Edward VII
Year: 1906
Silversmith: Wakely & Wheeler
Place: London
Price: R 900.00
Weight: 76 grams
Dimensions: 18.4 cm
Condition: Excellent - perfect in every way, had been preserved in a box.

Description: A magnificent Bacchanalian pattern silevr dessert spoon, with fluted bowl. This is one of the rarest English silver flatware patterns, it was originally produced by Paul Storr. The spoon shows Bacchus, the Roman God of wine, riding a lion, whilst a topless Diana looks on, with another figure asleep at her feet. The back of the spoon is also beautifully decorated, with a masque over a theatre curtain, and tilted amphora of wine. Bunches of grapes and vine leaves complete the decoration. The spoon is extremely good quality, quite heavy to hold, sturdy enough to use as a serving spoon, and the hallmarks are clear. Bacchanalian pattern is shown in "Silver Flatware" by Pickford (pg. 127), where an identical dessert service made by Wakely and Wheeler is depicted. The pattern was originally designed by Thomas Stothard, the famous painter and designer, for Rundell, Bridge & Rundell, the Royal silversmiths, in 1812, the first service was used by King George III. The other rare patterns in the same series include Boar, Fox and Stag hunt.
Bacchanalian Pattern Silver Spoon - Bacchus, God of Wine
Bacchanalian Pattern silver spoon

Bacchanalian Pattern Silver Spoon - Bacchus, God of Wine
Bacchanalian dessert spoon

Bacchanalian Pattern Silver Spoon - Bacchus, God of Wine
Detail

Bacchanalian Pattern Silver Spoon - Bacchus, God of Wine
Back detail 1

Bacchanalian Pattern Silver Spoon - Bacchus, God of Wine
Back detail 2

Bacchanalian Pattern Silver Spoon - Bacchus, God of Wine
Hallmarks

Bacchanalian Pattern Silver Spoon - Bacchus, God of Wine
Scale

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