This is a beautiful George Jackson and David Fullerton olive spoon rendered in dazzling sterling silver.
Under the name of Josiah Williams & Co., Jackson and Fullerton were reputed to produce the finest sterling silver spoons in the Nouveau era.
The spoon is a truly lovely example of turn-of-the-century British silver.
Its ladle-like shape and pierced bowl make it the perfect olive spoon. The piece has been professionally tested to ensure the purity of the silver.
As you can see, the bowl features a lovely scalloped design with piercings in a variety of shapes.
A smooth finish pervades the handle while the end is stamped with an elegant foliate scroll pattern.
Delicate scrolls curve around a small, blank cartouche at the top while pointed leaves are stamped below.
A number of die-stamped maker's marks can be clearly seen on the revere of the handle, the first of which is the George Jackson and David Fullerton hallmark (a "GJ" over "DF" inside a shield).
This mark was originally registered in 1897.
The lion passant mark (indicating British manufacture) is stamped next to the mark of the London Assay Office (a leopard's head).
Finally, the date mark reads "i" and represents the year of manufacture, 1904.
The spoons shines brilliantly and features little darkening and only one or two minor surface scratches.
Overall, it remains in extraordinary antique condition.
Measurements: 4 ¾" long, Bowl is 1 3/8" in diameter and ½" deep, Handle is 3mm-11mm and 2 ½mm thick Weight: 17.9 grams (0.63 oz)