A fine quality Victorian silver serving spoon for desserts and fruit with an unusual but very practical scooped ladle type shape with large bowl and curved handle. Very decorative with cast detail to the upper side of the shaped handle with fruit including pineapple, berries, oranges above a vacant cartouche and a basket of flowers. The bowl is engraved with flowers and scrolled foliage. Hallmarked for London 1853, makers mark partially rubbed.
A very attractive and incredibly usefully shaped serving piece perfect for serving fruit and desserts of all sorts from trifle to tiramisu.
It measures 19cm (7 1/2") long, 6.5cm (2 1/2") wide across the bowl and 8.5cm (3 3/8") the length of the bowl. It weighs a substantial 100g / 3.2ozt.
Condition is excellent with no damage, dents or repairs. Very minor handling wear, nothing discernible to the engraving or cast decoration. The maker's mark is partially rubbed because of it's location; the other marks are clear.