Silver teaspoon made in Greenock

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Silver teaspoon made in Greenock

This silver teaspoon was made in Greenock around 1800, probably by John Clerk. It is known as a Scots fiddle pattern spoon from the shape of the stem. This pattern was popular in Scotland during the second half of the 18th century.

Silver teaspoon of Scots fiddle pattern, by J. Campbell, Greenock

In the 18th and 19th centuries, making cutlery, or flatware, was the mainstay of many Scottish goldsmiths. As eating habits became more sophisticated cutlery items were produced in greater numbers and had an increasingly diverse range of patterns.

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Online ID: 000-100-000-955-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.MEQ 690
Date: Around 1800
Material: Silver. Inscription: IC; anchor; tree
Dimensions: 143 mm L x 26 mm bowl W
What: Spoon, teaspoon
Subject: Gold and silver (NMAS Classification)
Who: J. Campbell, Greenock (Silversmith)
Where: Scotland, Renfrewshire, Greenock
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