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Queen Victoria Diamond Jubilee Antique Silver Spoon - 1837-1897
Reference: S1564
Period: Victorian
Year: 1898
Silversmith: William Gibson & John Langman
Place: London
Price: $ 210.00
Weight: 56 grams
Dimensions: 18.8 cm
Condition: Excellent, good tip and bowl.

Description: A beautiful and very good quality antique silver spoon, commemorating the Diamond Jubilee (60 years on the throne) of Queen Victoria in 1897. The spoon has the Royal Coat of Arms and motto "Dieu et Mon Droit", a medallion bust of Queen Victoria, a Scottish thistle, VR for "Victoria Reigns", and the dates 1837-1897. The spoon is a pleasing weight and quality, this would have been an expensive souvenir in its day. The hallmarks are good, and include makers mark WG over JL, for William Gibson and John Langman. Gibson & Langman, originally from Belfast, Ireland, founded the famous Goldsmiths & Silversmiths Co Ltd in 1880, which was amalgamated into Garrards in 1952. They used the WG/JL mark until 1898, when they switched to the more familiar G&S Co Ltd mark. John Langman equipped and maintained the Langman field hospital during the Boer War, he was created Baronet in 1906. A matching silver fork to this spoon was sold as Lot 38 in the postal auction of the Silver spoon club of Great Britain, March 2012, The Finial, vol 22/03.
Queen Victoria Diamond Jubilee Antique Silver Spoon - 1837-1897
Queen Victoria silver spoon

Queen Victoria Diamond Jubilee Antique Silver Spoon - 1837-1897
Queen Victoria diamond jubilee

Queen Victoria Diamond Jubilee Antique Silver Spoon - 1837-1897
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Queen Victoria Diamond Jubilee Antique Silver Spoon - 1837-1897
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