Silver Enamels Antique Silver Spoons Silver Boxes and Vinaigrettes Small Collectables Silver Miniatures Silver Wine Labels Tea and Coffee Sets Silver Hollowware Silver Flatware Antique Jewellery Roman Coins English Provincial Scottish Silver Irish Silver Cape Silver Irish Provincial Canadian Silver Scottish Provincial Continental Silver Mexican Silver Indian Colonial Dutch Silver American Silver Russian Silver Chinese Export Silver A Victorian silver Christening mug, beautifully engraved with roses and flowers, around 2 oval blank cartouches, perfect for engraving.The quality of the engraving is excellent, the design is repeated on both sides.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).Pickford describes this pattern as "a rare pattern illustrated in the Chawner & Co Pattern book, Appendix page 218", where the Chawner book shows this pattern, termed as "Military Shell".The kudu is a good size and weight, 2 silver pins on the feet connect it solidly to the wooden base, which has a felt base, this is heavy enough to be a desk paperweight.The kudu is clearly hallmarked, triangle antelope head mark (we believe for Zimbabwe), crescent moon makers mark (assistance welcome) and 865 standard mark, so slightly lower than sterling grade.An unusual Edwardian antique silver sauce or gravy boat, in Modernist style, at first glance it looks out of style with it's age.
A rare set of Old English Military Thread and Shell pattern (also called Military Shell) tablespoons, tableforks and dessertspoons (6 of each).
Edward Barrett worked between 16, a number of his spoons have survived.
He was freed in 1702 and elected Warden in 1722, so he was a prestigious silversmith (Collecting Irish Silver by Douglas Bennett, page 139).
The 3 hallmarks are clear, makers mark EB in oval punch (slight wear to B, looks more like EE), date letter gothic K for 1729, and crowned harp, with slight wear but clearly discernable.
This spoon predates the Irish Hibernia mark which was introduced in 1731.