A George II Shell-back Mote Spoon.
A George II Shell-back Mote Spoon.
A George II Shell-back Mote Spoon.
A George II Shell-back Mote Spoon.
A George II Shell-back Mote Spoon.

CALEB HILL (worked 1728-1734)

A George II Shell-back Mote Spoon.

c. 1734 England

Offered by Peter Cameron

£330 gbp
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A George II shell-back Mote Spoon, London, circa 1734, maker's mark only, Caleb Hill.
Caleb Hill, the son of Allen Hill, a parchment maker of Chippenham, Wiltshire, was apprenticed to Thomas Man [Mann], citizen and 'Free Imbroiderer' and silversmith [see Grimwade 1987, 2829-31] of London in 1720. Caleb's mother, Ann Hill, presumably a widow, had entered her mark with the Goldsmiths' Company in 1726. It would seem that Caleb, who entered his mark in September 1728, was dead by the end of 1734. He had married Ann Jefferys by licence in September 1729 and, whereas Grimwade assumed that his mother re-entered a mark thereafter, it is more likely that his mother was already dead and that his widow entered her mark in 1734/35. The address in Albermarle street, Clerkenwell is either the same or adjacent to that of Caleb Hill's master, Thomas Mann.
Good with old scratch lines to the inner surface of the bowl.
Dimensions
Height 14.00 cm (5.51 inches)
Width 2.30 cm (0.91 inches)
Weight 9.10g (0.29oz t)
Stock Code
O3537
Medium
silver
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