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Rat Tail Hanoverian Tablespoons (Pair) - Ridge and Brooke Family Armorial
Reference: S1619
Period: George III
Year: 1766
Silversmith: John Lampfert
Place: London
Price: $ 320.00
Weight: 142 grams
Dimensions: 20.1 cm
Condition: Excellent.

Description: A lovely pair of rat tail Hanoverian tablespoons, with an armorial engraved on the back of each spoon. The spoons are very pleasing quality and weight, and in excellent condition. They were made in 1766 by John Lampfert, who worked between 1748 and 1769, he was predominantly a spoonmaker (Grimwade, London Goldsmiths, pg 574). The spoons are "out of period", their style is 1710-1730, so were probably made to match an existing set. The hallmarks are bottom marked, and are in excellent condition.The arms are those of the family of Ridge impaling those of the family of Brooke with the husband dexter (right), Ridge and the wife sinister (left), Brooke. We have commissioned a heraldic report (which accompanies these spoons), it identifies George Ridge and Elizabeth Brooke of Portsmouth, who were married in 1735. The Ridge family estate was Kilmeston Manor, Hampshire. Their son Captain William Ridge was Aide-du Camp to Lord Halifax, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland. He also served in America in the 60th Royal American Regiment, and 44th Regiment of Foot. The cinquefoil possibly shows one branch of the Ridge family from another. These spoons are accompanied by the genealogical and heraldic research report done on the arms.
Rat Tail Hanoverian Tablespoons (Pair) - Ridge and Brooke Family Armorial
Rat tail hanoverian silver spoons

Rat Tail Hanoverian Tablespoons (Pair) - Ridge and Brooke Family Armorial
Back of spoons

Rat Tail Hanoverian Tablespoons (Pair) - Ridge and Brooke Family Armorial
rat tails on silver spoons

Rat Tail Hanoverian Tablespoons (Pair) - Ridge and Brooke Family Armorial
hanoverian silver spoons - ridge and brooke families

Rat Tail Hanoverian Tablespoons (Pair) - Ridge and Brooke Family Armorial
Armorials - martial arms of the families of Ridge and Brooke

Rat Tail Hanoverian Tablespoons (Pair) - Ridge and Brooke Family Armorial
hallmarks - john lampfert

Rat Tail Hanoverian Tablespoons (Pair) - Ridge and Brooke Family Armorial
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