Item: Teaspoon Description: Old English Pattern Hallmark: Fochabers circa
1820 by J McIver Dimensions: 142mm long
exceedingly rare Scottish provincial teaspoon from the town of Fochabers.
Any silver from Fochabers is very rare (generally stamped with just makers
mark or in combination with thistle), but this spoon has the benefit of the
"FOCHR" town mark. It is a good sized spoon with a solid feel and
engraved initials in script to the front terminal. The marks are a touch
rubbed but easily legible.
Fochabers is a small village close to the city of Elgin in
Moray. It is home to Baxters, the foodstuff company with a Royal warrant and
especially well known for its' soups. Fochabers is pronounced FO-ha-brz with
the emphasis on the first syllable; the 'o' is spoken as in 'hot'.
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