Lancashire Pattern Table Spoon, 1837
Table Spoon - Lancashire pattern - London 1837 - 23cm long; 121g - PB/3007a
Made from a private die for the 20th Regiment of Foot (later Lancashire Fusiliers), this very heavy silver table spoon is decorated in an extremely rare design. The pattern has been made with dies that include the regimental badge being struck to the terminals.
Weighing 4 tr.oz., this very hefty table spoon oozes high quality in the hand. As part of the regimental mess silver, it has seen plenty of life and consequently there is a touch of wear to the badge and the hallmarks. The condition is generally very good and we have given it a good polish up to refresh the overall appearance.
The front terminal of this antique spoon bears the gartered crest and motto of the 20th Regiment of Foot. The motto reads: “Omnia Audax” (Daring in all things). Following the Childers Reforms of 1881, the regiment became known as the Lancashire Fusiliers and was based at the Wellington Barracks in Bury.