The spoons have a scalloped/pleated outer edge with the chased berry decoration added at a later date to appeal to the Victorian taste. The silver is marked with English hallmarks for London and Sterling. One spoon has the date letter for 1808 and the other is dated 1809. The spoon dated 1808 has unidentified maker's stamp and the spoon date 1809 is stamped for maker Steven Adams Jr.
Both spoons have matching designs and engraving. Combined weight is 105 grams.These nice spoon are in excellent Estate condition with no noted flaws. History: Berry spoons are a type of spoon that have a chased decoration of berries or fruits on the interior of the bowl.
Silver berry spoons that have marks dating prior to the mid-19th Century originated as plain serving spoons with the "berry" decoration added later. This practice started in the Mid-19th Century to adapt earlier silver spoons to the elaborate tastes of the prosperous Victorian owner.
Although today we categorize all spoons with the berry and fruit decoration as "berry" spoons, Georgian berry spoons didn't exist and these spoons should be more accurately described as a "Georgian spoon in Old English pattern with later decoration". We at Antiques & Moore have been in the Antiques business for over 30 years and try to describe our items as accurately as possible. We are happy to answer any questions and always appreciate your business! This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Non-U. The seller is "antiquesandmooresales" and is located in this country: US.This item can be shipped worldwide.