Superb Georgian Sterling Silver Stilton Cheese Scoop - London 1804 Thomas Wallis
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Superb Georgian Sterling Silver Stilton Cheese Scoop - London 1804 Thomas Wallis:
Here is a Fine and Unusual Georgian Sterling Silver Serving Scoop for Stilton Cheese with a Fine Thread & Shell Pattern Handle
This was made in London in 1804 in Fully Hallmarked English Sterling Silver by the Distinguished Silversmith Thomas Wallis II
Excellent Condition – 9.3/4 Inches Long – Over Three ounces (3.2 ounces 88 Grams) Overall
Here is a fine and unusual large Georgian Silver Stilton Scoop for serving Stilton and other semi-soft cheeses, made by the distinguished London silversmith Thomas Wallis II.
This stunning piece was made in 1804 in fully hallmarked English Sterling Silver, with good strong hallmarks.
The silver handle is in the attractive thread and shell pattern, and dates to a few years later.
This fine server is overall in excellent condition, with no damage and very little sign of wear. The handle is also in very good condition, and firmly attached.
This Stilton Scoop makes an impressive statement, on display and in use.
A HANDSOME GEORGIAN STERLING SILVER STILTON SCOOP
A FINE ADDITION TO ANY COLLECTION
SEE THE PICTURES AND DETAILS BELOW
This large Stilton Scoop is almost ten inches long (9.75 ins / 24.5 cms).
It weighs over three ounces overall (3.2 ounces / 88 grams).
While the handle is resin filled, the great bulk of the weight is the hallmarked Georgian sterling silver serving scoop.
The clear hallmarks shown above are struck on the underside of the scoop.
They are the duty mark the head of King George the Third, the lion passant guarantee mark for English sterling silver and the Roman capital letter “I” the date letter for 1804.
The maker’s mark is the script initials “TW” for the distinguished London silversmith Thomas Wallis II.
See Arthur G. Grimwade London Goldsmiths 1697 - 1837 Their Marks and Lives pages 212 number 2975 for this actual maker’s mark, and pages 692 and 693 for details of Thomas Wallis of 54 Red Lion Street, Clerkenwell, London, and his life and distinguished silversmithing career.
Additional hallmarks on both sides of the silver handle appear to date to a few years later, and include the maker’s mark “RP” possibly for Richard Poulden. It was normal for knife handles to be made by specialist handle makers, but this may be a sympathetic replacement.
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