Thomas Chawner 1774 Georgian Sterling Silver Sifting Ladle Spoon Sifter 18thc
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Thomas Chawner 1774 Georgian Sterling Silver Sifting Ladle Spoon Sifter 18thc:
A very ornate 18th century (1774) Georgian sterling silver antique sifter.
Having a shell bowl, and profusely decorated stem with what looks like an angel carrying a trefoil shaped finial.
Inside the finial there is pair cherubs and a crown.
No monogram but there is a small lion crest.
HALLMARKS:London, STERLING fineness 92.5%.MAKERThomas Chawner
DIMENSION: 17.8cm (7 inches) long
CONDITION: There are some splits and wear on the shell bowl, please see 3rd image. Without repair.
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