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A Pair of Antique Victorian Silver Large Serving Spoons With Gilt Shell Bowls made in 1866 with Johnstone Family Interest


A magnificent silver pair of serving spoons with gilt shell bowls.

Date 1866
Made By Francis Higgins
Location London
Stock Number FA262x9

Out of stock

Maker: Francis Higgins

A magnificent silver pair of serving spoons with gilt shell bowls , they are superbly made in a beautiful pattern.

The spoons have a discreet family crest to the top of the gilt bowl.  The crest  is of the Johnstone family of Scotland  and in the cartouche the initials A J which could  pertain to the original owner , possibly Andrew or Alexander Johnstone.

They are made in London in 1866 by Francis Higgins.

Dimensions, length 23.75 cm.

Weight, 6.5 troy oz

Francis Higgins

Francis Higgins, London silver makers. Francis Higgins was born in 1818 and died in 1908.

Francis Higgins & Son rose to great prominence in the silver trade for the quality and ingenuity of their work as specialist spoon and fork makers. Reference: Victoria & Albert Museum.

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