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DESCRIPTION Antique English Georgian solid sterling silver Old English pattern table spoon with a frontal monogram engraving.
SILVERSMITH Peter and Jonathan Bateman. When Hester retired in 1790, the firm was taken over by her two sons Peter and Jonathan on the 7th December 1790. Sadly, Jonathan died from cancer on the 19th April 1791. As a consequence, this is the rarest Bateman mark and much sought after, although seldom encountered.
DATE or HALLMARK 1790
ASSAY OFFICE London
WEIGHT in GRAMS 55
LENGTH 8 ", 219mm
SILVER STANDARD 925 sterling silver
CONDITION An ordinary Georgian silver table spoon in fair condition with a few little bumps, minor surface marks, slight twist in the stem. However, what makes this spoon important are the hallmarks and these are partly rubbed but still readable. The critical 'IB' part is fine but Peter's 'B' is quite rubbed. I usually have table silver cleaned and polished but in this instance I believe it better not to.

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