Item: Teaspoon Description: Picture-back: 'I Love Liberty'
Hallmark: London c.1765 by Thomas Evans Dimensions: 103mm long
Comments: A Hanoverian pattern teaspoon with
the famous "I love Liberty" picture back. The bird escaping the
cage motif was inspired by the trials of the political activist John
Wilkes in the late 1760's. The picture on this example is a little
worn with the middle section of the motto being rubbed.
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