A Scottish Provincial silver fiddle pattern dessert spoon, initialled "M", by Andrew Davidson of Arbroath (AD, crown head x 2, portcullis), c.1840; a Scottish Provincial silver teaspoon, oar pattern, initialled "RMF", by David Gray of Dumfries; a nickel Celtic style caddy spoon from Iona; a set of six Scottish silver teaspoons, fiddle pattern, initialled "HE", by David McGraw, Edinburgh 1862; a pair of Scottish silver sugar tongs; and two other Scottish silver teaspoons (all three initialled), the dessertspoon 17.7cms long; 7.75oz. weighable silver. (12)
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Auction: Fine Silver Auction, 21st Mar, 2023
This auction of Fine Silver includes the first part of a magnificent private collection of caddy spoons. This first selection comprises approx. 100 spoons, and has individual estimates ranging from £80 - £800. The collection is diverse, with pieces dating from the reign of George III through to Elizabeth II, in a wide variety of designs, with rarities such as “eagles wings”. Also featured is an interesting collection of around 100 snuff boxes; and a large selection of stunning tableware items.
Spoons, Flatware & Cutlery - Lots 1-29
A Private Collection of Silver Caddy Spoons - Lots 30-128
Silver & Plated Wares - Lots 129-209
A Small Private Collection of Arts & Crafts & Decorative Silver - Lots 210-226
Wine Labels - Lots 227-286
A Private Collection of Silver Snuff Mulls - Lots 287-382
Boxes & Objects of Vertu - Lots 386-413
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