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Scottish Provincial Silver Basting Spoon - Cameron, Dundee
Reference: S1491
Period: George IV
Year: 1824
Silversmith: Alexander Cameron
Place: Dundee with Edinburgh hallmarks
Price: $ 410.00
Weight: 119 grams
Dimensions: 31.8 cm
Condition: Excellent.

Description: A Scottish provincial silver basting (or gravy) spoon in the Fiddle pattern, made by Alexander Cameron in Dundee, with Edinburgh hallmarks for 1824. The spoon is good quality and has a good feel, it is suitable for use as a serving spoon. The hallmarks are excellent, and include the "CAM over ERON" and "DUN over DEE" marks used by Cameron, along with very clear Edinburgh marks. Cameron was apprenticed to Robert Keay of Perth, and worked between 1818 and 1849. Following the re-imposition of duties in Great Britian in 1784, a duty mark had to be struck on silver, which in Scotland could only be done in Edinburgh. This meant that the provincial silversmiths had to submit their silver to Edinburgh - often a long arduous journey, so few did. By the 1820's when this spoon was made, provincial silversmiths such as Cameron submitted a portion of their silver to Edinburgh, to satisfy the authorities.
Scottish Provincial Silver Basting Spoon - Cameron, Dundee
Scottish Provincial Silver Basting Spoon - Cameron, Dundee

Scottish Provincial Silver Basting Spoon - Cameron, Dundee
Back of bowl

Scottish Provincial Silver Basting Spoon - Cameron, Dundee
Bowl

Scottish Provincial Silver Basting Spoon - Cameron, Dundee
Cameron Dundee hallmarks

Scottish Provincial Silver Basting Spoon - Cameron, Dundee
Scale

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