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Guild of Handicraft Arts & Crafts Silver Teaspoons (Set of 12)     Order Form     Request more information
Reference: S1711
Period: Elizabeth II
Year: 1974, 1975, 1976
Silversmith: Guild of Handicraft Ltd
Place: London
Price: $ 1 250.00
Weight: 272 grams
Dimensions: 13.0 cm
Condition: Excellent, appear unused. No dents or scratches.

Description: A fabulous set of 12 Arts and Crafts hand forged silver Rat-tail Hanoverian teaspoons, made by the Harts of Chipping Campden, who still operate as the Guild of Handicraft today. The spoons have a ribbed Hanoverian front and Rat-tail, copying the popular 18th Century pattern circa 1730. These spoons are the large teaspoon size, and are quite heavy (all over 20 grammes), and are very pleasing quality. 3 Spoons were made in 1974 (a short year which only ran for 7 months, as the change-over month was moved from May to January), 3 are 1975 and 6 are 1976, so possibly the set was built up over time. The 3 spoons from 1974 are slightly lighter (average 20 grammes) than the other 9 (average 23.5 grammes), and have a slightly smaller and more elongated bowl, the remaining nine are identical in every way, possibly a different silversmith made the first 3. This slight difference is only really noticeable on close inspection and comparison (see photographs). The hallmarks on all 12 spoons are clear, including makers mark "G of H". What is interesting is that both the small and large "G of H" punch have been used, the 3 1974 spoons and 3 of the 1976 spoons have the small punch, the 3 1975 and 3 of the 1976 spoons have the large punch - so it appears that the Hart studio does not have strict rules about which makers mark punch should be applied to which pieces.
Guild of Handicraft Arts & Crafts Silver Teaspoons (Set of 12)
Guild of Handicraft Arts & Crafts slver rat tail teaspoons

Guild of Handicraft Arts & Crafts Silver Teaspoons (Set of 12)
Guild of handicraft silver teaspoons - back showing rat tails

Guild of Handicraft Arts & Crafts Silver Teaspoons (Set of 12)
rat tail silver teaspoon - hanoverian pattern

Guild of Handicraft Arts & Crafts Silver Teaspoons (Set of 12)
Hanoverian pattern silver teaspoons - central ridge

Guild of Handicraft Arts & Crafts Silver Teaspoons (Set of 12)
Guild of handicraft silver makers mark - large punch

Guild of Handicraft Arts & Crafts Silver Teaspoons (Set of 12)
Guild of Handicraft makers mark - small punch

Guild of Handicraft Arts & Crafts Silver Teaspoons (Set of 12)
Harts of chipping campden hallmarks - date letter t

Guild of Handicraft Arts & Crafts Silver Teaspoons (Set of 12)
Guild of handicraft hallmarks - large and small punch

Guild of Handicraft Arts & Crafts Silver Teaspoons (Set of 12)
Guild of handicraft teaspoons - all 3 hallmarks

Guild of Handicraft Arts & Crafts Silver Teaspoons (Set of 12)
Harts of Chipping Campden silver spoons - scale

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