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James Watts Pair of George III Old English Gravy Spoons. London 1781

£ 1,100

Reference
8450
Particularly elegant pair of extremely well made George III Old English gravy spoons.
Made in London 1781 by Thomas Wallis II.

The end of the front of each stem is engraved with a decorative W.
The hallmarks are stamped at the base of the reverse of the stem and are extremely crisp and clear.

These serving spoons belonged to James Watt. He was the famous Scottish inventor, mechanical engineer and chemist who developed the Watt steam engine which was crucially fundamental to the growth of the industrial revolution.

Provenance: Ownership by descent through the family of James Watt.

Size:- Length 12 inches (30 cm)
Weight:- 3.5 troy ounces (108.86 grams)
Year
1781
Medium
Silver
Origin
London
Condition
Excellent with a wonderful balance. These spoons are well up to the standard of the Master Silversmith who made them.