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Rare Hester Bateman Old English Pattern Georgian Silver Serving Spoon 72.4g 1787 For Sale
FOR saleI AM PLEASED TO OFFER THIS LOVELY ANTIQUE KING GEORGE THE THIRD SILVER SERVING SPOON MADE BY THE SOUGHT AFTER AND HIGHLY COLLECTED LADY SILVERSMITH HESTER BATEMAN. HESTER BATEMAN WAS KNOWN FOR HER QUALITY SILVERWARES AND BECAME VERY SUCCESSFUL AND HIGHLY REGARDED AS A SILVERSMITH, AND LATER GETTING MOST OF HER FAMILY INVOLVED IN THE BUSINESS, AND LEAVING A LASTING LEGACY. THE SPOON IS IN VERY GOOD CONDITION WITH JUST A VERY VERY SMALL BRUISE TO THE BOWL WHICH YOU CAN HARDLY SEE AND SOME LIGHT SURFACE SCRATCHES THAT ARE CONSISTENT WITH OVER 225 YEARS OF AGE. THE BOWL IS IN IT'S ORIGINAL FORM AND NOT MIS SHAPED AND THE HANDLE IS ALSO STRAIGHT AND IN ITS ORIGINAL FORM. THE SPOON IS IN THE OLD ENGLISH PATTERN AND IT IS A QUALITY PIECE OF SILVER WITH A STRONG AND SOLID GAUGE OF SILVER. IT HAS A STRONG SOLID DROP, WHERE THE HANDLE MEETS THE BOWL, AND THIS HAS THE PERIOD INITIALS OF "W.I.M" ON IT. IT IS ALSO SLIGHTLY BIGGER AND HEAVIER THAN SIMILAR SPOONS. THE HALLMARKS ARE BEAUTIFULLY STRUCK AND ARE VERY CLEAR AND CRISP. THERE IS THE LION PASSANT FOR STERLING SILVER THEN THE LEOPARDS HEAD FOR THE LONDON ASSAY OFFICE, THE DATE LETTER M FOR THE YEAR 1787, KING GEORGE THE THIRD'S HEAD AS THE DUTY MARK AND FINALLY THE VERY SOUGHT AFTER MARK HB FOR HESTER BATEMAN. IT MEASURES 23 CENTIMETERS OR 9 INCHES LONG, THE BOWL IS 8 CENTIMETERS LONG BY 4.5 CENTIMETERS AT IT'S WIDEST POINT. THE SPOON WEIGHS A HEAVY 72.4 GRAMS WHICH IS AROUND 2.5 OUNCES. A RARE AND COLLECTIBLE SPOON IN VERY GOOD CONDITION AND MADE BY A HIGHLY SOUGHT AFTER SILVERSMITH.
Iwill be selling some very rare and interesting items in the weeks to come, including silver items by famous makers such as Nathaniel Mills Sampson Mordan Samuel Pemberton George Unite etc...also gold items, gold vestas and pocket watches, Victorian and Edwardian jewellery, Georgian silver,rare provincial silverand many moreother lovely items that I have collected over the last 20years or so, so add me to your saved sellers list to keep track of any new listings.
UPON WINNING YOUR offer YOU MUST MAKE PAYMENTS WITHIN3 DAYS. I ACCEPT PAYPAL, CHEQUE OR BANKERS DRAFT.BUYER TO PAY ALL POSTAGE COSTSAND ITEMS WILL BE SHIPPED NO LATER THAN3 DAYS UPON CLEARANCE OF PAYMENT. OVERSEAS BUYERS PLEASECONTACT ME FOR POSTAGE COSTS.
DOMESTIC POSTAGE DELIVERY TO THE U.K. FOR ITEMS OVER £40.00, WILL BE MADE BY ROYAL MAIL NEXT DAY SPECIAL DELIVERY, WHICH INCLUDES INSURANCE.(IUSUALLY DISCOUNT FOR SPECIAL DELIVERY BY ONE OR TWO POUNDS).UNDER £40.00 WILL BE FIRST CLASS OR RECORDED WHICH ALSO COVERS INSURANCE FOR THIS AMOUNT, AND SAVES POSTAGE FOR WINNING buyers. I WILL ALSO COMBINE POSTAGE COSTSFOR TWO OR MORE PURCHASES AS TO SAVE BUYER ON SHIPPING COSTS.
I describe all my items accurately,my images are veryclear good quality close-ups, and are of the actual items you are offerding on. I also pack the items very well soas to make sure there are no damages in transit. Also,do bare in mind that most of the items that I will be listing are antique, or at the very least have some age to them, so it goes without saying that theremight be some withsigns of wear to them,to a small degree, like lightsurface scratches. Any questions or queries about an item, dont hesitate to contact me throughthe "ask seller a question" tab. Thanks for your interestand good luck with your offers!
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Rare Hester Bateman Old English Pattern Georgian Silver Serving Spoon 72.4g 1787: $64