It was a fad in the nineteenth century to take earlier, plain silver serving pieces and rework them in an ornate style.
This English Sterling spoon was originally made circa 1802, and its simple Hanoverian style was later modified with an engraved handle (front and back), and a repousse fruit design in the bowl.
Hallmarked for year (1802-3) and marked "RC" for original maker (probably Richard Crossley).
(Note: There is no gold wash although my photos may show a yellow cast) Size: Approximately 8.75" long. Weight: 65 grams (2.1 troy ounces)
Estate silver will be in used condition, but I will take care to note any defects or condition problems arising from heavy use or abuse.
Note that I try to be conservative about condition descriptions, carefully noting any flaws. Of course, with antique items, there will be some signs of usage, and/or manufacturing defects. But overall, my customers have always been pleasantly surprised upon receiving their items, and of course, returns are no problem if I happen to miss anything.
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