Solomon Hougham, George III hallmarked sterling silver set of teaspoons

£325.00

Lovely set of 6 wedding/ betrothal tea spoons. The terminal of the handle with a marriage type monogram in Roman block know as a Betrothal triangle. M for the surname and initials T and E with an arrow for the couples names. 

Combined weight 84 grams

marks : lion passant, makers mark (HS), date M (1807), duty mark (head of George III), small w

wear consistent with age and use

L 13.5 cm

 

These sets would have been a sign of high status and given as a possible wedding gift.

Solomon Hougham (1750(?)- 1818) was a London silversmith with the address of 137-8 Aldersgate. 

 

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Natalia says : « I love the arrow pointing to the surname and the fact that these spoons have an elegant simplicity ».

 

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