Georgian Scroll-back Table Spoon, 1759 Coker
Table Spoon - Hanoverian Scroll-back - London 1759 by Ebenezer Coker - 21cm long; 62g - RF/2828
Ebenezer Coker was one of the most important silversmiths of the 18th century and was unusual in producing articles in three different specialisms; salvers, candlesticks and flatware. His apprentices generally went on to become specialist spoonmakers and formed a dynasty that proceeded to dominate flatware production for the next century.
This is a fine example of a Georgian scroll back silver table spoon in the Hanoverian style, the fancy back especially benefiting from being in good crisp condition. The reverse terminal is engraved with original, shaded, block betrothal engravings. The spoon has a good weight, unworn bowl and fine antique patina. A lovely example of its type.