6 Silver Table Spoons, 1732 by Joseph Smith
Table Spoons (6) - Hanoverian Pattern - London 1732 by Joseph Smith I - 20.2cm long; 450g combined weight - SK/1721a
These are an excellent set of six silver table spoons made by one of the premier specialist spoonmakers of the early Georgian period.
Not only are these spoons of the very highest quality with a good, solid weight (averaging 75grams each), but also in fantastic condition with original thick bowl tips still intact. The reverse of the terminals are engraved with an expertly engraved and shaded crest featuring a lion holding a burning crucible. The hallmarks are typically pinched, but legible and clearly matching. These are a really fine set of table spoons with a good antique patina.
Joseph Smith was apprenticed at first to Richard Overing in 1696 and then to the spoonmaker Benjamin Watt before entering his first mark in 1707. he is known for his high quality silver spoons and for being the master to the important maker Ebenezer Coker (apprenticeship began in 1728).