Rare Pair Georgian Strainer Spoons, 1776

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<p>Pair of Straining Spoons - Bead pattern - London 1776 by George Smith - 287mm long; 220g weight - Ref. No.: RY/1303</p>

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An extremely rare pair of Georgian strainer spoons in wonderful condition. This form of vegetable strainer spoon is the same length as a contemporary basting or stuffing spoon and are dual purpose in that the strainers are detachable (also allows for easier cleaning). The bowls have a cut-out along one side where the strainer, that covers half of the bowl, can be clipped in to place (bowl end first then a push down with the thumb secures it in place). The bead decoration and engraved initials remain very crisp.

Another interesting aspect with these spoons are the duty dodger hallmarks to one spoon (a clear maker's marks accompanied by three purposefully squashed in marks to avoid assaying fees). A very fine pair of spoons.