6 Scottish Fiddle Pattern Teaspoons, 1770
Teaspoons (6) - Fiddle Pattern - Edinburgh circa 1770 by William Davie - 12.6cm long; 72g combined weight - SR/1534
Within the UK, the so-called Scottish Fiddle pattern is unique to Scotland and tends to date from the mid to late 18th century. Single silver teaspoons in this flatware pattern are fairly common, but sets of six are very scarce - and this is a very good set in fine original condition.
The spoons bear an original engraved "K" to the reverse terminals and are each struck with a WD maker's mark for the Edinburgh based silversmith, William Davie. Small spoons in the Scottish Fiddle pattern are virtually always only part-marked because the shanks were too narrow for a full set of marks to be practically stamped and they pre-date the introduction of top marking (wider part of the handle) in the 1780's and the duty mark in 1784.