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Baluster Seal Top Antique Silver Spoon - Crichton, Christening Spoon     Order Form     Request more information
Reference: S1639
Period: Edward VII
Year: 1908
Silversmith: Crichton Brothers
Place: London
Price: $ 330.00
Weight: 70 grams
Dimensions: 19.1 cm
Condition: Excellent, very slight kink to baluster finial, see photo.

Description: A very fine Edwardian silver replica of a Baluster Seal Top spoon, made by Crichton Brothers, who were the leading British dealers of their time, with 3 Royal appointments. The spoon is very good quality, and a pleasing size and weight, a pleasure to use. The seal top is engraved with initial H, this spoon was probably a Christening present. Lionel Alfred Crichton, 1890-1938, was known for it's fine quality replica silver, see our photo of their advertisement. Lionel Crichton also set auction records for silver purchases in 1914, he paid the record sum of 5600 pounds at Christies for a silver standing salt, dated 1508 (Henry VIII), from Lord Ashburnham's collection. This spoon could be a copy of the "massive and heavy baluster sealtop, London 1592", depicted in "English and Scottish Silver Spoons", Volume 1, pg 236, by Commander How. The hallmarks are clear, and include makers mark LAC.
Baluster Seal Top Antique Silver Spoon - Crichton, Christening Spoon
Baluster seal top silver spoon - Crichton

Baluster Seal Top Antique Silver Spoon - Crichton, Christening Spoon
baluster seal top silver spoon - back

Baluster Seal Top Antique Silver Spoon - Crichton, Christening Spoon
Baluster seal top

Baluster Seal Top Antique Silver Spoon - Crichton, Christening Spoon
Hallmarks LAC - Crichton

Baluster Seal Top Antique Silver Spoon - Crichton, Christening Spoon
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Baluster Seal Top Antique Silver Spoon - Crichton, Christening Spoon
Crichton silversmiths - advertisement

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