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Canadian Antique Silver Teaspoon - Savage, Lyman & Co
Reference: S1740
Period: Victorian
Year: 1868-1879
Silversmith: Savage, Lyman & Co.
Place: Montreal, Quebec
Price: $ 130.00
Weight: 15 grams
Dimensions: 13.0 cm
Condition: Excellent, gilding inside bowl good, gilding back of bowl worn, light scratches from use.

Description: A Canadian silver Fiddle pattern teaspoon, with an unusual gilded spoon bowl (gilded back and front of bowl), possibly for use as an egg spoon. The spoon has 2 interesting family crests, a raised fist holding a dagger and an envelope between 2 feathered wings, these are both very clear. The hallmarks are excellent, and include makers mark "SAVAGE.LYMAN & Co", pseudo Lion Rampant in circular punch, and pseudo duty mark in rectangular punch with canted corners. Joseph Savage and Theodore Lyman operated from Notre Dame Street, Montreal, between 1868 and 1879 when they were declared bankrupt. Their turnover suffered a major decline from $ 300000 to $ 90000 after the British Imperial forces were withdrawn from Montreal in 1870, so they must have catered to English clients. The firm was founded in 1818 by George Savage, who originally arrived in Canada as a soldier with Royal Welsh Fusiliers (Canadian silversmiths 1700-1900, John Langdon, pg 125, a book we highly recommend). Henry Birks, who founded the prestigious firm Henry Birks & Co, bought the bankrupt stock and began his own business.
Canadian Antique Silver Teaspoon - Savage, Lyman & Co
Canadian silver teaspoon - savage lyman & co.

Canadian Antique Silver Teaspoon - Savage, Lyman & Co
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Canadian Antique Silver Teaspoon - Savage, Lyman & Co
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Canadian Antique Silver Teaspoon - Savage, Lyman & Co
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