Presented is an antique, sterling silver demitasse flatware set made in London during the first quarter of the 1800s. This set includes 12 demitasse or coffee spoons as well as a pair of sugar cube tongs. Each piece is finely hand engraved with bright cut designs and they have never been monogrammed.This is a mixed or married set made by various makers, although the majority by the Batemans between 1805 and 1825. The set comes in a custom made, fitted, felt lined, leather box to prevent tarnish and damages.
The box was made in the late 1800s or the early 1900s. Each spoon is marked with the lion passant for sterling silver and a duty mark of the king's head.
3 spoons bear the leopard's head for the city of London, a date letter k for the year 1825 and as well as maker's marks of the initials JB and CB or OB. 9 of the spoons have a date letter K for the year 1805; 3 of those have a maker's mark for Peter & William Bateman, 4 for Peter, Anne & William Bateman and 2 for William Eley & William Fearn. The tongs are marked with the lion passant for sterling silver purity, a duty mark of the king's head and a maker's mark. This set is in excellent overall condition for its age and the engravings are extremely crisp.
Two of the spoons have tiny dings to their bowls. Spoon Length: 5 1/8 inches. Tongs Length: 4 inches Weight: 166 grams. Powered by SixBit's eCommerce Solution.
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