Georgian Scottish Sterling Silver Hourglass Pattern Stuffing Spn, 1816
Offered is a very fine large Georgian sterling silver stuffing spoon or platter spoon made by Edinburgh silversmith William Marshall and hallmarked for 1816-17. Scottish silver platter spoons are harder to find than English examples, and this one is in good condition, with no splits or repairs. There is one very small and shallow dimple in the bowl, and one tiny scratch on the handle. This piece bears clear hallmarks and a well-struck maker's mark, and it is also engraved with a period script "W" monogram for the original owner. This piece is in the hourglass pattern, and the pattern is in good condition. This spoon measures about 12 3/4 inches in length and weighs about 94 grams. All in all a fine large piece of antique Scottish silver!