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Silver Rattail Trefid Spoon - Christening Present
Reference: S1519
Period: Edward VII
Year: 1906
Silversmith: Francis Higgins
Place: London
Price: $ 190.00
Weight: 45 grams
Dimensions: 16.2 cm
Condition: Excellent, perfect in every way. Appears unused.

Description: A lovely Edwardian Christening present, made by the specialist spoonmaker Francis Higgins. It is a replica rattail trefid spoon with ribbed rattail, very distinct notches, and very clear hallmarks. The spoon has no engraving, so would be suitable to be engraved. The spoon is excellent quality, and is a joy to hold. Replicas of 17th century silver items were popular during Edwardian times, the replicas are usually very good quality, as is this trefid spoon. Francis Higgins carried a hammer with him in the workshop to destroy any items not up to his standards (Culme, Gold and Silversmiths). He also commented "it should last more than a lifetime, boy" - he would have been proud of this spoon. This spoon is very similar to one we have already sold (S 1327), which was made 4 years earlier, also by Higgins.
Silver Rattail Trefid Spoon - Christening Present
Silver Rattail Trefid Christening Spoon

Silver Rattail Trefid Spoon - Christening Present
Silver Trefid spoon

Silver Rattail Trefid Spoon - Christening Present
Rattail

Silver Rattail Trefid Spoon - Christening Present
Francis Higgins hallmarks

Silver Rattail Trefid Spoon - Christening Present
Silver Christening spoon with scale

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