A Birmingham Medicine Spoon
A Birmingham Medicine Spoon
A Birmingham Medicine Spoon
A Birmingham Medicine Spoon

LAWRENCE & CO, BIRMINGHAM (worked from 1813)

A Birmingham Medicine Spoon

1826 England

Offered by Peter Cameron

£1,050 gbp
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A George IV tubular handled Medicine Spoon, Birmingham 1826, Lawrence and Company. The lid of the spoon is part-marked with a date letter and engraved with script initials.

This design was claimed by Charles Gibson, who produced a number of such spoons from 1828 and for which he was awarded a medal by the Royal Society of Arts. Whether he used these Birmingham silversmiths to manufacture his spoons before entering his own mark in February 1828 at the London Assay Office, or whether this spoon is simply an example of a Birmingham smallworker quickly imitating another's design, is difficult to determine. Certainly, there were spoons of a similar type prior to Gibson's design: Eric Delieb in his 'Investing in Silver', published 1967, illustrates an example by John Reilly, London, of 1825.The earliest examples of Gibson's spoons usually have his name and address engraved on the tube.

See the website forum : http://925-1000.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=40362 for a discussion of these spoons.
Height 17.10 cm (6.73 inches)
Width 3.40 cm (1.34 inches)
Depth 3.80 cm (1.50 inches)
Weight 57.00g (1.83oz t)
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Peter Cameron
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The London Silver Vaults
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