Pair of Irish Silver Hook-end Basting Spoons, 1762

Pair Irish silver hookend basting spoons Dublin 1762 Joseph Cullen
Pair Irish silver hookend basting spoons Dublin 1762 Joseph Cullen DSCN9436 DSCN9437 DSCN9438 v2 DSCN9439 DSCN9441 v2

£950.00

Basting Spoons (pair) - Hook-end - Dublin 1762 by Joseph Cullen - 28.5cm long; 240g combined weight - WS/3712

These are a fabulous pair of mid-18th century Irish silver basting spoons with distinctively Irish turned down terminals and known as "hook-end".

The basting spoons have a super-heavy weight and a feeling of great quality in the hand. The engraved crests to both the front and reverse terminals just add to that feeling; the one to the back a wyvern and most likely a later addition and the one to the front an impressive eagle with wings aloft feeding three eaglets in the nest.

Not only is the quality first class, but so is the condition - they have a lovely colour and retain their original thick bowl tips. The Dublin hallmarks remain clear too and include the maker's mark IC which is most likely for Joseph Cullen. A first-class pair of spoons!