THE HAGUE: Fine and impressive armorial silver fork and spoon
YEAR OF MANUFACTURE: 1893
WEIGHT: 11.56 troy ounces (12.68 ounces or 359.60 grams)
ENGRAVINGS: Dutch export marks for 833 standard silver.
STOCK CODE: H2012071009
rare and impressive sized matching armorial fork and spoon, each with a terminal modelled as a stork holding an eel in its mouth standing on a wreath supported by cherubs on an openwork stem further decorated with masks and figure-of-eight looping. The heads of the storks set with red glass eyes and hinged to reveal a small opening. The reverse of the spoon bowl engraved with a lion rampant holding a sword.
Length of each approx: 380mm / 15"
This impressive matching fork and spoon represent the armorial devices of The Hague, officially recognised in 1861 but of centuries old tradition, as 'In gold a striding stork of a natural colour, holding in its beak a sable-coloured eel. The shield is covered by an antique count's crown and held by two golden lions looking round'.
Heraldic Silver Ltd
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