Metal detecting holidays in England

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Cutlery all ages

 

 

1784 Initialed and decorated silver spoon - maker CH - London

Charles Hougham London

1788 silver spoon - London hall mark - Maker SG - Duty paid symbol

Samuel Godbehere & Edward Wigan

1787..1800
(registered Sep 1786)

 

1783 London hall mark spoon - Monogrammed ITS

1817 London hall mark spoon - duty paid symbol

Georgian silver spoons

1796 London hall mark spoon - duty paid symbol

 

 

1805 London hall mark spoon - duty paid symbol

 

 

1824 silver spoon - London hall mark

18th C monogrammed silver spoons

1935 London hall mark spoon

1876 Irish silver spoon - Dublin mint

Monogrammed old Sheffield plate spoon handle - maker WH&S - Hutton W 1849

 

1824 silver spoon - London hall mark

1900 silver spoon - London hall mark

 

 

 

 

Georgian/Victorian silver spoons - no date letters

 

1782 London hall mark spoon handle

1937 Georgian silver spoon - London mint

1817 Georgian silver spoon - London mint

 

1801 silver spoon - London hall mark William Eley & William Fearn

1799 silver spoon - London hall mark

 

1829 silver spoon - London hall mark - Maker Phillip Phillips 1826..1834
(registered Aug 1826)

 

 

1801 silver spoon - London hall mark

Medieval spoon handle

Silver spoon handle hallmarked London 1807

George III silver spoon - Chester 1812

 

 

17thC spoon handles
15thC knop ended silver spoon - declared treasure by disclaimed and returned to finder
 
Georgian decorated cutlery handle
Roman animal knife handle

 

'Eating implements, until the end of the 17th century, consisted of a knife and a spoon only: the fork, despite being in use in some Continental countries and not unknown in Britain, was not yet in general use. Furthermore, one’s knife and spoon were personal possessions, in the sense that one carried them and used them when dining at other houses, as they were not supplied at table by the host. It follows that the material from which one’s spoon was made would be an indicator of one’s social and financial status.'

 

 

Brass seal top spoon

Stuart, around 1650

A brass spoon with a seal top end and fleur de lys stamped on the bowl.

In the 17th century people carried their own personal eating utensils as well as writing instruments. Most letters and documents at the time were sealed with wax,
and so spoons were often manufactured with the owner's seal on the end of the handle.

PAS lists these spoon handles as EARLY POST MEDIEVAL (Certain), Circa 1500 AD - Circa 1599 AD

The designs of the silver examples I found indicate a date range from Elizabeth 1st to Charles 1st

 

James 1st seal top spoon

Medieval apostle spoon handles

 

 

 

Medieval knife pommels

 

 

Medieval knife handles

 

Victorian silver knife

Modern knives

 

Georgian knife