Silver serving spoon, made in Edinburgh

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Silver serving spoon, made in Edinburgh

This serving spoon, dated 1783-4, was made in Edinburgh by Alexander Gairdner. Known as an 'Onslow' end spoon, this unusual pattern is said to be called after Speaker Onslow of the House of Commons.

Silver serving spoon with an oval bowl and an Onslow end, by Alexander Gairdner, Edinburgh, 1783 - 1784

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: 000-100-001-016-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.MEQ 920
Date: 1783 - 1784
Material: Silver. Inscription: A star G [star raised in a slight arc above other letters]; [Edinburgh mark]; D
Dimensions: 378 mm L x 52 mm bowl W
What: Spoon, serving
Subject: Gold and silver (NMAS Classification)
Who: Alexander Gairdner, Edinburgh (Silversmith)
Where: Scotland, Midlothian, Edinburgh
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