Sterling Silver ‘rat tail’ spoon, Joseph Rogers, Sheffield 1932

$45.00 AUD

Georgian-style Sterling Silver ‘rat-tail’ teaspoon,

Maker’s mark ‘JS’ & ‘*+’ for Joseph Rogers & Son,

Hallmarked for Sheffield 1932


Well-used & signs of age 

The label ‘rats-tail’ comes from the long thin support to the back of the bowl, designed to strengthen the join between the cast handle and the hand-beaten bowl in the early examples it is found on; one this size would date to circa 1720, and as the Georgian period progresses, they become shorter & stubbier.
This spoon belongs to the ‘revival’ period of the latter 19th – early 20th century, and is instantly recognizable as such; the earlier rat-tail spoons have ‘bottom-struck’ hallmarks, located at the narrowest part of the handle close to the bowl junction. During the 19th century, they move to the ‘top’, as seen in this 20th century spoon.




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