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Irish Silver Hanoverian Tablespoon - Alexander Richards     Order Form     Request more information
Reference: S1722
Period: George III
Year: 1764
Silversmith: Alexander Richards
Place: Dublin
Price: R 5 800.00
Weight: 71 grams
Dimensions: 20.7 cm
Condition: Good, wear to tip from use, some wear to crest. Has been polished.

Description: An interesting early Georgian Irish Hanoverian tablespoon, made by Alexander Richards in Dublin 1764. The spoon has a frontal rib, strong turn-up and a very narrow oval bowl. It is engraved with a Griffin crest on the back of the spoon, showing this spoon was placed on the table bowl down. The spoon is bottom marked, the date letter is very clear, but the makers mark , crowned harp and Hibernia are are worn, but still discernable. Alexander Richards, a noted Irish spoonmaker, worked between 1724 and 1768 (Bennett, Irish Silver, pg 152).
Irish Silver Hanoverian Tablespoon - Alexander Richards
Irish silver Hanoverian tablespoon - Alexander Richards

Irish Silver Hanoverian Tablespoon - Alexander Richards
Irish silver hallmarks - Dublin 1764, Alexander Richards

Irish Silver Hanoverian Tablespoon - Alexander Richards
Griffin crest - Irish silver spoon

Irish Silver Hanoverian Tablespoon - Alexander Richards
Irish silver Hanoverian tablespoon - back

Irish Silver Hanoverian Tablespoon - Alexander Richards
Irish silver spoon - scale, wear to tip

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