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Pair Hester Bateman Onslow Basting Spoons

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£950.00
Basting Spoons (pair) - Onslow Pattern - London 1772 by Hester Bateman - 30cm long; 228g combined weight - JW/6869

Pair Hester Bateman Onslow Basting Spoons








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Pre-dating the Neoclassical period for which Hester Bateman is most renown for her beautiful designs, this pair of handsome basting spoons are an unusual output from her workshop. Made in 1772 they are a particularly early date for Hester Bateman silver and antedate her prolific period of production. The cast scroll terminals are in the highly desirable Onslow Pattern, so named in honour of Arthur Onslow the popular speaker of the House of Commons, and as one would expect for this pattern the original scarf joints remain visible. The reverse side of the terminals are engraved with an original crest, whilst the heels of the bowls bear an enigmatic presentation stating "SEP to FJTD" in an engraving style that also appears contemporary to manufacture.

 

Crucially, the bottom struck hallmarks on both pieces are very clear and include great examples of the early "HB" in script maker's mark. Also known as stuffing or gravy spoons, these are a truly stunning pair of 12" long serving spoons that have excellent bowl tips and remain in superb condition throughout. 

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