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Rare Military Shell Pattern Silver Soup Ladle - Old English Military Thread & Shell     Order Form     Request more information
Reference: S1890
Period: Victorian
Year: 1870
Silversmith: Chawner & Co
Place: London
Price: $ 860.00
Weight: 285 grams
Dimensions: 33.5 cm
Condition: Excellent, very small dent to bowl.

Description: A rare Victorian silver Old English Military Thread and Shell pattern soup ladle, of exceptional weight and quality. The pattern has the regular Thread and Shell pattern, double struck (on both sides), but with scrolls instead of shoulders, as with all Military variants (Pickford, Silver Flatware, page 117). The ladle has an interesting engraved family crest, a collared lion between 2 horns. The hallmarks are very clear, including makers mark GA (George Adams, who took over the Chawner business in 1840), and also includes 2 journeyman's marks S and N (the silversmiths who made the ladle in the Chawner & Co workshop). Ian Pickford, in the book Silver Flatware, describes Old English Military Thread and Shell as "a rare pattern, illustrated in the Chawner & Co. Pattern book(appendix pg 218). Any services and pieces are rare" - page 107. Chawner & Co were the most important firm of silver spoon manufacturers in Victorian England (John Culme, Directory of Gold & Silversmiths, page 82).
Rare Military Shell Pattern Silver Soup Ladle - Old English Military Thread & Shell
Military shell pattern silver soup ladle - old english military thread and shell

Rare Military Shell Pattern Silver Soup Ladle - Old English Military Thread & Shell
Old english military thread and shell pattern

Rare Military Shell Pattern Silver Soup Ladle - Old English Military Thread & Shell
Engraved family crest - lion between horns

Rare Military Shell Pattern Silver Soup Ladle - Old English Military Thread & Shell
military shell - back of ladle

Rare Military Shell Pattern Silver Soup Ladle - Old English Military Thread & Shell
Military thread and shell - back of silver soup ladle

Rare Military Shell Pattern Silver Soup Ladle - Old English Military Thread & Shell
George Adams Chawner & Co silver hallmarks, journeyman marks

Rare Military Shell Pattern Silver Soup Ladle - Old English Military Thread & Shell
Old english military thread and shell pattern - scale

Rare Military Shell Pattern Silver Soup Ladle - Old English Military Thread & Shell
Military shell pattern - thread edge scrolls

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