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About the object

Unusual set of six GEORGE III sterling silver spiral handled teaspoons. 
Makers: Thomas & William Chawner. London circa 1770. 

The bowl of the teaspoon is fashioned with a fluted v-shaped design which is repeated on the reverse. The spiral handle ends in a plain finial on which is engraved a contemporary family crest of a right hand holding an oak tree branch bearing acorns. 

The reverse of the finial is very clearly stamped with the lion passant and the maker's mark. 
These are a very unusual set of teaspoons made by one of the most famous silver-making families of the 18th Century. 

Dimensions

Length: 5 inches (12.7cm)

Weight

2.45 troy ounces (76.2 grams) the six

Condition report

Excellent