Fine Crested Georgian English Sterling Stuffing or Platter Spoon c1823
Offered is an excellent Georgian sterling silver stuffing spoon by well-known London silversmith Robert Rutland, who was born 1785, entered his first mark around 1807 and a number of follow-on marks through 1826, and died 1828. Despite his short working life, a fair amount of Rutland's work has survived. This piece is of very good quality, with good weight and an expertly engraved armorial. This piece measures approximately 11 3/4 inches in length and weighs about 136 grams. This platter spoon is fully hallmarked for London, assayed in 1823, and bearing the maker's mark for Rutland. Condition is excellent, with only modest wear from normal use and no dents, splits or repairs. All in all a fine large Georgian English silver serving piece!