1719 London A PAIR of GEORGE I BRITANNIA SILVER RAT TAIL SPOONS by HENRY CLARK
A SUPURB PAIR of GEORGE I BRITANNIA SILVER RATTAIL SPOONS, HENRY CLARK I LONDON 1719
A George I silver Hanoverian rattail Britannia Standard Silver tablespoon was made by Henry Clarke and is in fine condition.
The reverse of the stem bears hallmarks for 1719 for the purer Britannia Standard silver and shows a great example of the CL maker's mark. The spoon has no personal engravings, nor are there signs of any having been erased. This is a good early 18th-century spoon at a reasonable price.
Henry Clarke was one of William Scarlett's apprentices and went on to become a fine specialist spoonmaker in his own right.
Nice sharp set of Hallmarks
Very Good Clear Crest of a Roaring Lion on the underside.
Condition - In excellent condition.
Dimensions & Weight
Spoons - 20cm long
The combined weight is 102 grams.
The underside of the bowls shows a 'rat tail' heel, the stem stamped with London hallmarks with a date letter for 1719.
(Britannia Standard Silver has a silver content of .958 parts pure silver which is greater than sterling silver which has a silver content of .925 parts pure silver. The Britannia Standard was put into effect in by an Act of the British Parliament in 1697 and lasted until 1720 as part of the re-coining)
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