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An exceptional set of twelve Silver Gilt Serving Spoons made in London in 1861 by Francis Higgins.

£ 2,650

The Spoons are modelled in a previously unknown pattern and, it is our opinion, that these may well have been a special commission. The stems are double struck and are decorated with thread edge borders and foliate motifs. The top section displays a wide cartouche, also displaying a single foliate motif and a raying shell motif. The reverse of the stem is beautifully engraved with a very detailed cipher, below a contemporary Crest, The reverse of the bowl is decorated with a foliate device and fruiting vines. Each spoon is very well marked and is of an exceptional gauge, having a very thick tip to each bowl. The spoons are of a good large size and would make quite some statement on the table. We feel that they have seen little use of the years, which accounts for their very fine condition.

Length: 9 inches.
Weight: 42oz, the set.