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Sampson Mordan Silver Hatching Chick Sugar Spoon/ Baby Feeding Spoon     Order Form     Request more information
Reference: S11266
Period: Edward VII
Year: 1906
Silversmith: Sampson Mordan & Co
Place: Chester
Price: $ 440.00
Weight: 21 grams
Dimensions: 11 cm
Condition: Excellent, one small dent on base of chick.

Description: A rare Sampson Mordan silver hatching chick spoon, it has previously been described as a baby feeding spoon, but could also be a castor sugar spoon. The hatching chick will be familiar to Sampson Mordan collectors, it is often seen as a pincushion. The detail and quality are excellent, the chick has open mouth and open eyes, and a gilded interior. The chick has an Albany pattern handle, which was a popular pattern at the turn of the 20th century (also called Queen Anne pattern by Francis Higgins). We believe this is a rare item, we have not seen it described before in the literature. We have noted another similar example that appeared on auction, this one had greenstone eyes, and was described as a baby feeding spoon - but given the gilded interior, it could have been designed for spreading castor sugar - all thoughts welcome. The spoon has clear SM&Co makers mark (this mark used between 1903-1914 by Mordan), and worn but legible hallmarks for Chester 1906 (date letter clear). The spoon also has a clear design registration mark, Rd 495660, so this design was protected. The makers mark is also accompanied by a 4 hallmark, possibly a production reference. Sampson Mordan became famous for producing high quality, innovative novelty items, many of which are highly collectable today. The firm worked between 1823 and 1941. The motto of the Sampson Mordan company was "Quality lives when price is forgotten" - Sampson Mordan & Co booklet, 1986.
Sampson Mordan Silver Hatching Chick Sugar Spoon/ Baby Feeding Spoon
Sampson Mordan Silver Hatching Chick Sugar Spoon/ Baby Feeding Spoon

Sampson Mordan Silver Hatching Chick Sugar Spoon/ Baby Feeding Spoon
Sampson Mordan Silver Hatching Chick

Sampson Mordan Silver Hatching Chick Sugar Spoon/ Baby Feeding Spoon
Sampson Mordan Silver Hatching Chick Sugar Spoon - gilded interior

Sampson Mordan Silver Hatching Chick Sugar Spoon/ Baby Feeding Spoon
Albany pattern silver spoon handle

Sampson Mordan Silver Hatching Chick Sugar Spoon/ Baby Feeding Spoon
Sampson Mordan Chester 1906 hallmarks

Sampson Mordan Silver Hatching Chick Sugar Spoon/ Baby Feeding Spoon
SM&Co silver hallmarks - Sampson Mordan

Sampson Mordan Silver Hatching Chick Sugar Spoon/ Baby Feeding Spoon
Sampson mordan baby feeding spoon - scale

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