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Boer War Sterling Silver Soldier Teaspoons (Set of 6) - Soldiers of the Queen     Order Form     Request more information
Reference: S11212
Period: Victorian
Year: 1900
Silversmith: William Devenport
Place: Birmingham
Price: $ 270.00
Weight: 38 grams
Dimensions: 10.3 cm
Condition: Excellent.

Description: A set of 6 antique silver teaspoons, with finials modelled as British soldiers at the time of the Boer War, described as "Soldiers of the Queen" when originally produced. We believe these spoons were produced to raise funds for the war effort. The soldiers are well modelled, back and front, with good detail, including moustache, chest cross band and putties. The spoons are gilded, and have twisted stems. All 6 spoons are clearly hallmarked on the back of the bowls for Birmingham 1900, this includes a registration mark Rd 352723, which indicates Devenport protected their design. To us the soldiers look like they are wearing the red British uniform with white cross in use at the start of the Boer War, before the change to Khaki to provide better camoflage. British soldiers in red with a white cross on their chests made inviting targets to the Boer marksmen.
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