Antique Victorian Pair of Sterling Silver Serving Spoons
Antique Victorian Pair of Sterling Silver Serving Spoons
Antique Victorian Pair of Sterling Silver Serving Spoons
Antique Victorian Pair of Sterling Silver Serving Spoons
Antique Victorian Pair of Sterling Silver Serving Spoons
Antique Victorian Pair of Sterling Silver Serving Spoons
Antique Victorian Pair of Sterling Silver Serving Spoons
Antique Victorian Pair of Sterling Silver Serving Spoons
Antique Victorian Pair of Sterling Silver Serving Spoons
Antique Victorian Pair of Sterling Silver Serving Spoons

FRANCIS HIGGINS III, LONDON (worked from 1880)

Antique Victorian Pair of Sterling Silver Serving Spoons

1870 London, England

Offered by AC Silver

£1,395 gbp
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These exceptional antique Victorian English cast sterling silver serving spoons have been crafted in a figural form.

Each cast sterling silver handle terminal is modelled in the form of a putto* covering himself strategically with a floral arrangement.

The characters surmount impressive pedestal style stems, each accented with a shield shaped vacant cartouche and interlacing fruiting vine ornamentation.

The posterior surface of each stem incorporates a ribbed texture to the waisted portion.

These exceptional Victorian silver serving spoons have plain rounded bowls accented with a rat-tail design to the heel.

These spoons were crafted by the renowned London silversmith Francis Higgins II.

Such figural spoons are becoming increasingly difficult to locate.

* In art and culture, a putto (plural: putti) is a chubby male child, usually nude and occasionally bearing wings.

Dimensions

Length 27.3cm/10.7"
Length of handle 16.2cm/6.4"
Length of bowl 8cm/3.1"
Width of bowl 5.1cm/2"

Total Weight

8.2 troy ounces/256g


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These antique Victorian silver serving spoons are a superior gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional condition.

The cast decoration is all very sharp.

Full hallmarks struck to the reverse of each bowl are all very clear; the hallmarks are struck deeply due to the superior gauge of silver.

Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of these antique serving spoons.
Maker: Francis Higgins II

Date: 1870

Origin: London, England
Can be viewed at AC Silver’s Newcastle store, online at www.acsilver.co.uk. Please quote SALES CODE SKU A9426 when enquiring about the piece.
Complimentary insurance valuation with images and text is provided with your purchase
Dimensions
Weight 8.20oz t (255.02g)
Stock Code
A9426
Medium
An exceptional, fine and impressive pair of antique Victorian English sterling silver serving spoons made by Francis Higgins II; an addition to our silver flatware collection
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Full hallmarks struck to the reverse of each bowl are all very clear; the hallmarks are struck deeply due to the superior gauge of silver.
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Tyne & Wear
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