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Scottish Provincial Silver Hanoverian Tablespoon - John Steven, Dundee
Reference: S1586
Period: George II
Year: 1740-1755
Silversmith: John Steven
Place: Dundee
Price: $ 540.00
Weight: 76 grams
Dimensions: 21.0 cm
Condition: Excellent, very good gauge, light mark and scratches to bowl.

Description: A rare and lovely early Scottish Provincial Hanoverian tablespoon, with excellent marks. This is a very fine spoon, good weight and condition, a pleasure to hold. The spoon has a long drop, and quite a wide end with an oval shaped bowl. The spoon is initialled with script letter K, this is contemporary, and is engraved on the back of the spoon. The spoon has four very clear hallmarks, makers mark IS struck twice in a distinctive shaped punch, with two indentations on each side of the punch. The third hallmark is the Dundee "Pot of Lilies" town mark, the shape of each lily clearly visible. The forth mark is a letter "M" with unusual shape, occasionally used by John Steven (Turner, Directory of Scottish Provincial Silversmiths, pg 62, and Jackson, pg 600). A similar spoon by John Steven, without "M" mark, was sold as Lot 192 of "Private Collection of Scottish Provincial Flatware, Woolley & Wallis, January 2009, pg 34". John Steven was a very fine silversmith, we have just seen a pair of cast candlesticks made by him, advertised by the London dealer Spink in December 1974.
Scottish Provincial Silver Hanoverian Tablespoon - John Steven, Dundee
Scottish provincial hanoverian tablespoon - john steven, dundee

Scottish Provincial Silver Hanoverian Tablespoon - John Steven, Dundee
Scottish provincial spoon

Scottish Provincial Silver Hanoverian Tablespoon - John Steven, Dundee
Long drop - scottish silver spoon

Scottish Provincial Silver Hanoverian Tablespoon - John Steven, Dundee
Scottish provincial hallmarks - John Steven, Dundee

Scottish Provincial Silver Hanoverian Tablespoon - John Steven, Dundee
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