These two delicate, Exeter Plate mustard spoons or ladles are marked "WS" for William Sweet with the Lion Passant for Sterling, the Exeter Castle, the sovereign's head, and the date mark "p" for 1831. Old English plate of this era is sterling standard silver and predates the `plating' or `electroplating' terms which came later in the 1800s. These ladles weigh 6 grams each for a total of 12 grams or 0.3858 troy. The spoons are a plain fiddle pattern, back tipt with shoulders and drop. They are clearly marked and show little wear for their 180+ year age.
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