13.5" Dog Nose Basting Spoon, 1709 William Juson

Queen Anne Silver Dog Nose Basting Spoon London 1709 William Juson
Queen Anne Silver Dog Nose Basting Spoon London 1709 William Juson DSCN9172 DSCN9175 DSCN9179 DSCN9180 DSCN9173 DSCN9174

£1,100.00

Basting Spoon - Dog nose pattern - London 1709 by William Juson - 34.2cm long; 152g - PN/9910

Measuring an impressive 13.5" long, this huge Queen Anne period silver basting spoon boasts a generous bowl and a satisfying feel in the hand. These long spoons have been given various names over the years including basting, stuffing, gravy and long-handled servers - they are very versatile. This is an early example with Britannia Standard marks for the rarely encountered silversmith William Juson - his Britannia standard maker's mark being "Iv" which are the first two letters of his surname ("I" being the old way of writing "J" and similarly "V" for "U") - see Grimwade reference 1728.

This dog nose basting spoon has a bold rattail to the reverse of the bowl and bears an attractive, contemporary to manufacture engraved betrothal triangle to the reverse terminal and a later 18th century script "W" to the front. The spoon remains in excellent condition with a full bowl (loss of thick rim to leading edge, but no sharpness, nor loss of shape) and a good, antique patina.

A very pleasing spoon at a competitive price.