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Bacchanalian Pattern Victorian Silver Spoons (Pair
Reference: S1617
Period: Victorian
Year: 1884
Silversmith: Wakely & Wheeler
Place: London
Price: R 3 375.00
Weight: 137 grams
Dimensions: 18.3 cm
Condition: Excellent

Description: A pair of magnificent Bacchanalian pattern fruit serving spoons. This is one of the rarest English silver flatware patterns, it was originally produced by Paul Storr. The spoons shows Bacchus, the Roman God of wine, riding a lion, whilst a topless Diana looks on, with another figure asleep at her feet. The back of the spoons are also beautifully decorated, with a masque over a theatre curtain, and tilted amphora of wine. Bunches of grapes and vine leaves complete the decoration. The spoons are extremely good quality, quite heavy to hold, sturdy enough to use as a serving spoon, and the hallmarks are clear on both spoons. Bacchanalian pattern is shown in "Silver Flatware" by Pickford (pg. 127), where an identical dessert service made by Wakely and Wheeler is depicted. The pattern was originally designed by Thomas Stothard, the famous painter and designer, for Rundell, Bridge & Rundell, the Royal silversmiths, in 1812, the first service was used by King George III. The other rare patterns in the same series include Boar, Fox and Stag hunt.
Bacchanalian Pattern Victorian Silver Spoons (Pair
Bacchanalian pattern silver spoons

Bacchanalian Pattern Victorian Silver Spoons (Pair
Bacchanalian pattern

Bacchanalian Pattern Victorian Silver Spoons (Pair
Back of bacchanalian silver spoons

Bacchanalian Pattern Victorian Silver Spoons (Pair
Bacchanalian pattern detail 2

Bacchanalian Pattern Victorian Silver Spoons (Pair
Bacchanalian pattern detail 3

Bacchanalian Pattern Victorian Silver Spoons (Pair
Wakely & Wheeler hallmarks

Bacchanalian Pattern Victorian Silver Spoons (Pair
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