Extremely Rare Scottish Provincial Silver Basting Spoon - Robert Keay Perth For Sale
Superb condition for age.
Approx 12 3/4 inches long.
An extremely rare Scottish Provincial gravy (serving or basting) spoon in the Oar pattern, which is a scarce variant of Fiddle pattern (Fiddle without shoulders), only found in Scotland (Pickford, Silver Flatware, pg. 111). The spoon is in such lovely condition that it does not appear to have been used (note the sharp spoon tip & edges). Clear Scottish Provincial hallmarks, makers mark RK struck 3 times, and the Perth double headed eagle town mark struck twice. Robert Keay worked in Perth between 1791 and 1825, from the style of these spoons they were made between 1800 and 1805, when Oar pattern was popular in Scotland. A very similar gravy spoon, also by Robert Keay of Perth, is depicted in Ian Pickford's Silver Flatware book, figure 145, pg. 111, weighs 116g.
Approx weight when packed:
400g- This allows buyers to plainly see that I do not add excessive amounts for packing but only a little for high quality materials, allowing your item to be safely shipped.
Postage / Shipping Details:
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