London "Kings" Heavy Sterling Silver Crested Teaspoons
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While essentially matching, employing the same "Kings" pattern and engraved with the same standing lion crest, these two sterling silver spoons show subtle variations and were produced by different makers.
They are both 5 5/8" long and heavy, with one weighing just under 1.2 T. oz. and the other just over 1.3 T. oz.
The hallmarks indicate the first spoon was made by Soloman Royes in 1821, while the second was was made by William Eaton in 1829, both of London. Clearly the later one was commissioned to match and supplement an already existing inventory.
They are in excellent condition. Polishing wear is minimal, the bowls remain well-shaped and free of tip wear or dents, and the finishes are pleasing.