1876 Sterling Silver Victorian Spoon Hallmarked George Adams London 26 Grams WB3

Category Antiques Silver Sterling Silver (.925) Flatware & Silverware

Current price $15.50

Listing type Chinese

Location Damascus, Oregon 97089 US

Quantity sold 1

Quantity available 1

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Type Spoon

Composition .925 Sterling Silver

Age 1876

Brand George William Adams

Date Letter A

Style Victorian

Duty Mark Queen Victoria

City Mark London England

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1876 Sterling Silver Victorian Spoon Hallmarked George Adams London 26 Grams
specifications
COMPOSITION
.925 STERLING SILVER
TYPE
SPOON
WEIGHT
26 GRAMS - .8359 OZ
MAKER
George William Adams
LENGTH
5 3/4 INCHES
LOCATION
London England
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Notes
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The business was founded in 1815 by William Chawner II who was apprenticed to William Fearn in 1797.
Free in in 1804 he entered his first mark as spoonmaker in 1808 in partnership with William Eley and William Fearn.
The partnership was dissolved c. 1814 and William Chawner II entered his first mark alone in 1815. After his death (1834) the business was continued by his widow Mary (née Burwash).
Later, Mary Chawner took into partnership (1840) her son-in-law George William Adams (husband of her daughter Mary Ann), who, after her retirement (or death) managed the business as Chawner & Co and remained sole partner until 1883. In this year Chawner & Co was sold to Holland, Aldwinkle & Slater (1883-1922, when the firm was absorbed by Francis Higgins & Son Ltd).
Chawner was the most important manufacturer of spoons and forks in London and participated to the 1851 Great Exhibition and to the 1862 International Exhibition. Their pattern book (c.1875) is the reference for naming many of the patterns manufactured in the Victorian era.
Chawner & Co were supplier of important retail houses as Hunt & Roskell, R.& S. Garrard & Co, Elkington & Co (in most cases they overstruck the pieces with their own mark).
CHRONOLOGY:
WILLIAM CHAWNER II 1815-1834
Mary Chawner 1834-1840
Mary Chawner & Co 1840
Chawner & Co 1840 - 1883
sold to Holland, Aldwinkle & Slater 1883
absorbed by Francis Higgins & Son Ltd in 1922
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