3,880 visitors today 0 antiques added today
Relevant Categories
antique photo
Choose an antique category

A Pretty Set Of Four Georgian 'duty Dodger' Salt Spoons C1765


£165 | $230 USD | €192 EUR
Item Number: SA758689
Date of manufacture: 18th Century
Current Status: For sale
Seller: Lantern Antiques
This antique has been viewed 52 times in the past month with the most views from Australia.


This is a rare and collectable set of four, sterling silver, salt or mustard spoons c1765, bearing the makers' marks for the London-trained silversmiths Thomas and William Chawner, from Sudbury in Suffolk. Stamped twice, on all four spoons, it is highly likely that these marks were designed to imitate or represent hallmarks, on first examination, in order to avoid the expense of paying any duty at all on them. Thomas & William Chawner are recorded as being in partnership from 1759 until 1773. The mark on these spoons, however, was used for six years, between 1764 and 1770. With small engraved monograms, these spoons have scallop shell shaped bowls and delicate feather edging. They are also undamaged and with no repairs.
Length: 10cm (Just under 4 inches)
Width of bowl: 2.7cm (Just over 1 inch)
Weight: 38 grams total

OVERSEAS BUYERS: Please contact us for shipping charges, prior to paying on line. Thank you.
Postage for most small items is free within the UK mainland for Royal Mail, First-Class, signed-for delivery. We deliver to most places worldwide; contact us for specific postage costs to your destination. All overseas parcels are sent by Royal Mail International Tracked and Signed-For. We cannot deliver to PO Boxes. We aim to dispatch items within two working days following cleared payment. Please contact us with any questions, special requests or for further information.
We accept payment via the on-site PayPal facility, card payments through PayPal, (a PayPal account is not necessary), payments by bank transfer, or single payments by cheque. (Please contact us for our bank details etc.)
Care is taken with packing. Returns are accepted. Please contact us within 14 days of receipt. Unless item has been described incorrectly, buyer pays all postage costs associated with the transaction. All items are antique and will usually show some signs of age. Items returned must be in their original condition at point of sale.
If there is anything else that we can do to help, please contact us. We work hard to ensure that your experience with us is a pleasant one. Thank you for visiting Lantern Antiques Online.

Internal Ref: A0201


This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as 18th Century.

Seller Details

Lantern Antiques
East Sussex
United Kingdom

International Tel:

Purchase now

Lantern Antiques accept online payments for this antique:

Email seller about this item:

Link to this item

Similar antiques ... view more