Oar Pattern Table Spoon, Aberdeen 1795
Table Spoon - Oar pattern - Aberdeen circa 1795 by John Allen - 22.2cm long; 70g - GA/7300
Oar pattern is a scarce variant of the fiddle pattern (i.e. no shoulders near the bowl) that was particularly popular in Scotland during the early 19th century. This Aberdeen made silver table spoon is an especially early example, being made by John Allen who was active in Aberdeen between 1794 and 1799.
The spoon has slightly worn engraved initials to the front terminal and a good set of Scottish provincial marks to the reverse - "thistle", "JA", "thistle". This is a good solid table spoon in fine condition - just look at the thick tip to the bowl!