Hourglass Spice Sifter Spoon, 1805
Spice Sifter Spoon - King's Hourglass pattern - London 1805 by William Eley & William Fearn - 12.2cm long; 35g - KA/1562
Spice sifter spoons are scarce variations and smaller cousins of the more common sugar sifter spoons and were used to sprinkle nutmeg, cinnamon etc over hot chocolate, punch and toddies.
With its pierced bowl and attractive King's Hourglass pattern handle complete with original engraved crest, this spoon makes for a very handsome piece of Georgian silver. It was made by the specialist spoonmaking partnership of Eley & Fearn in the early years of the 19th century and has survived in surprisingly fine condition with crisp decoration to both sides of the stem. An excellent example of its type.