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Antique Georgian Sterling Silver Old English Spoon Bird Crest 1789 Crossley Lon For Sale
Thistea spoon isin the"Old English"pattern with thepip to the back.A very rubbed crest or armorial, perhaps a bird (eagle?) isengraved to thefrontof the spoon. Please see photos.It is5 1/4"long.
It is hallmarkedto the back of the stemwith thesterling lion, the king's head duty mark,anda slightly rubbedmaker’s mark for Richard Creeley,well knownin the late 18th toearly 19th Century in London.It has the date mark “o” for 1789.There is no London leopard, but since Crossley worked exclusively in London, we have to believe it was made there.
The spoon isin verygood used antique condition, with light signs of wear and use, the main flaw being the rubbing to the crest.
A true 18th C.collector’s spoon.
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Antique Georgian Sterling Silver Old English Spoon Bird Crest 1789 Crossley Lon: $60