Scottish Silver Table Spoon, Tain 1820

Tain silver table spoon by Alexander Stewart
Tain silver table spoon by Alexander Stewart DSCN5184 DSCN5185 v2


Table Spoon - Fiddle pattern - Tain circa 1820 by Alexander Stewart - 23.3cm long; 72g - MZ/5001

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This is a fabulous quality Scottish silver table spoon with the rare bonus of marks for the Tain silversmith Alexander Stewart.

This fiddle pattern table spoon has a good, strong weight and consequently the thickness of the silver used in manufacture has meant that the bowl tip remains thick and unworn. There are no personalised engravings, nor any erasures to this fine spoon and it remains in excellent condition throughout with a fine antique patina.

The reverse side is clearly struck with three marks: AS for the maker, TAIN for the town and the so-called cup and saucer incuse mark. Tain is Scotland's oldest Royal burgh and is a small northern town in Ross-shire. In silver terms, the town produced a small quantity from a number of highly accomplished silversmiths and the "TAIN" town stamp is seen as a must-have mark for collectors of Scottish provincial silver.