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Victorian Silver Armorial Butter Spade     Order Form     Request more information
Reference: S1796
Period: Victorian
Year: 1873
Silversmith: Martin Hall & Co
Place: Sheffield
Price: $ 470.00
Weight: 50 grams
Dimensions: 17.8 cm
Condition: Excellent, small spilt on bone handle from age, does not detract

Description: A rare Victorian silver Armorial butter spade, where the whole blade displays an engraved family armorial. The butter spade has a bone handle, the blade is shield shaped (as opposed to usual triangular shape,) The armorial (centre cross with 4 crosses) is topped with an engraved lion rampant where the blade joins the handle. The bone handle is connected with a silver ferrule. The hallmarks are well struck and clear. Martin Hall & Co was established by Richard Martin and Ebernezer Hall in 1863 in Sheffield, they produced good quality silver until 1911. Butter spades are described by Ian Pickford as "quite rare" (Silver Flatware pg 180), we have not seen another armorial example.
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