Duty Dodger Straining Spoon, c1780

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Straining Spoon - Old English Thread pattern - London circa 1780 by George Smith - 310mm long; 118g weight - Ref. No.: OC/7886

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A fabulous and rare Georgian strainer spoon in the sought after Old English Thread pattern. The bowl is half covered with an original straining plate to enable the contents of the spoon to be tilted and drained of liquid. The front terminal bears the original engraved unicorn crest. Interestingly the spoon is a duty dodger and bears the makers mark four times.