Solomon Hougham, George III hallmarked sterling silver set of teaspoons
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.
Natalia says : « I love the arrow pointing to the surname and the fact that these spoons have an elegant simplicity ».