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MARTIN HALL APOSTLE BERRY SPOONS

MARTIN HALL APOSTLE BERRY SPOONS
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$50 for 2; $30 for 1

Typical of Martin Hall (Sheffield), these 2 berry spoons are very well made, with close attention to detail. They are silver plate, 8 in. long, and date from ca. 1875. The bowls are scalloped; the upper twisted half of the handles spring from skeletal figures and are topped with plinths supporting St. Peter. The whole is acid-etched, and both bowls and apostles have light gold-washed finishes. There is a small area of light staining on the bowl which may clean, but I have chosen not to do that; it does not go through the plate. The condition is very good, with no scratches, burrs, pits or obvious wear. Please note that these exact spoons were also made in the same size in sterling, and these are, to the eye, indistinguishable from the sterling. Martin Hall's marks appear on the undersides of the bowls.

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