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Queen Anne Brittania Silver Dognose Spoon
Reference: S1510
Period: Anne
Year: 1709
Silversmith: Henry Greene
Place: London
Price: $ 310.00
Weight: 56 grams
Dimensions: 20.9 cm
Condition: Very good, very slight wear to LHS of bowl from use.

Description: A lovely Queen Anne Dognose (also called wavy end) spoon in Brittania silver. The Dognose was popular during the Queen Anne period, and the transition between the earlier Trefid and later Hanoverian can clearly be seen. This spoon is engraved "KH" on the back of the spoon, which is correct as spoons were placed bowl down on the table at this time. The spoon has a very pronounced rat-tail, and is quite good quality, this spoon has a nice feel. The hallmarks are quite clear but squashed, as is usual for this period, as the stem was shaped after the hallmarks were struck. The hallmarks include Britannia, lions head erased, and date letter O for 1709. The makers mark is partially worn, but enough is present to positively identify Henry Greene (Grimwade 878, Jackson pg 160), with the R, distinctive shaped shield and pellet below. Greene was apprenticed to Thomas Allen (one of the First Fifteen spoonmakers), and freed in 1700. He was one of the London goldsmiths who signed the petition against "necessitous strangers" (the Huguenots) in 1711 (Grimwade pg 528).
Queen Anne Brittania Silver Dognose Spoon
Queen Anne Brittania Silver Dognose Spoon

Queen Anne Brittania Silver Dognose Spoon
Rat tail silver spoon

Queen Anne Brittania Silver Dognose Spoon
Initials KH

Queen Anne Brittania Silver Dognose Spoon
Queen Anne Hallmarks

Queen Anne Brittania Silver Dognose Spoon
Dognose spoon

Queen Anne Brittania Silver Dognose Spoon
Dognose spoon hallmarks

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