Lovely set of cased silver gilt anointing spoons cast as replicas of the Coronation Anointing Spoon held in the Tower Of London and probably produced in line with the coronation of Edward VII. Very fine quality pieces with beautifully detailed casting and engraving made by renowned silversmiths James Wakely & Frank Clarke Wheeler, I particularly love the animal heads at the top of the bowl and towards the finial.
Retailed by Depree, Raeburn & Young of Exeter who specialised in "high class" pieces according to their own advert! Hallmarked for London 1901 and set in a fabulous pink satin and velvet lined leather case.
They measure 10 3/8" long, 2 1/4" across the bowl, 1" deep and the bowl is also 3" long. Total silver weight is 376g/12.1ozt.
Condition is very good with no damage and minimal wear to the gilding (just very slightly to the base of the bowls) and the is also in good order with just minor marks. Lovely for display or use as perfect size for serving spoons.
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