|Historicism Silver Gilt Teaspoon and Tongs set (13)
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Silversmith: Ackroyd Rhodes (Manoah Rhodes & Sons)
Price: $ 580.00
Weight: 200 grams (silver only, 670 grams with case) grams
Dimensions: 11.5 cm (teaspoons)
Condition: Excellent, do not appear to have left the box. Box is intact, few scuff marks to leather.
Description: A magnificent set of unusual silver gilt cast teaspoons and sugartongs, all of exceptional quality, in original silk lined leather box. Each individual spoon is a replica of an earlier spoon design, covering 300 years of spoon history. They include (as best we can identify):
1. Moors head, twisted stem
2. Onslow with flowers
3. Bearded monks head (Rococo)
4. Pierced handle (rare 18th century design)
5. Apostle spoon. pilgrims staff and book
6. Bacchus (Roman clothes) holding wine goblet
7. Stag with antlers
8. Aphrodite, Goddess of Love, dancing with tambourine
9. The devil, with horns
10. Warrior with raised arm, helmet and brestplate
11. Angels head (blowing clouds?)
12. Cherub's head, ornate stem
13. (Sugartongs) Cupid with wings.
Manoah Rhodes was established in Bradford, Yorkshire in 1836, Thomas Ackroyd Rhodes was appointed Managing Director in 1888. He lived in Frizinghall and Thornbury in Bradford. They also had premises in Hatton Gardens, London. They were Diamond merchants, Goldsmiths and Jewellers, and were supplied by many leading silversmiths, including Sampson Mordan, Lias & Co, WG Sissons, Martin Hall & Co, Wakely & Wheeler, Robert Harper & Sons, and Horace Woodward & co. (Source is Culme, London Goldsmiths 1838-1914). The hallmarks are all clear. Whilst the spoons are clearly a set, they were hallmarked over a 4 year period, between 1895 and 1899 (most are 1899).