Antique George II Silver Hanoverian Pattern Tablespoon 1742
YEAR OF MANUFACTURE: 1742
ORIGIN: London, England
MAKER: Ebenezer Coker
WEIGHT: 2.19 troy ounces (2.40 ounces or 68.00 grams)
STOCK CODE: W111620
Normally when you hear the name 'Ebenezer' you think of only one person: Scrooge, the curmudgeonly character of Dickens' classic
Christmas tale. Well, here is the handiwork of an altogether more appealing character named Ebenezer: Ebenezer Coker, maker of some of the most sublime, tactile, and (dare I say it?) yes, even sexy eating implements ever to wield a hammer to bash the precious metal we love so much. This spoon, with its sensuous, pillowy edges and elongated bowl, soft but substantial weight and feel is a true aphrodisiac, and once you have handled and used such a piece, there's no going back, my friends. Your silver dealer will become the only source of your next 'fix', as you simply will not be able to resist the siren's song of eating implements like this. But what an addiction to cultivate! Soon you will have to have more, there will never be enough, as all of your friends will wonder how you came by such marvels of table ware, and then, poor soul, you will be hooked forever. You have been warned.
This spoon is in great condition, but, there are a few minor imperfections to note: The reverse of the bowl has a few shallow "dings" where it has come into contact with a nasty, aggressive fork in someone's silver drawer. To remove these would be a futile exercise, and would do more harm than good. The crest is showing signs of wear from being laid on centuries of tables. The great weight of the spoon when resting face up is the culprit here, and there is nothing to be done but sit back and enjoy the vestiges of the expert engraving.
Heraldic Silver Ltd
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