ANTIQUE SILVER PLATED JAM SPOON - carefully transformed into wearable art, all work done by hand from a spoon to a bracelet cuff.
A decorative antique silver plated preserve spoon, a bowl engraved with bamboo, and a flower. The handle is embossed on both sides with intricate birds, plants, a ‘spider’s web’ fan, and a decorative ‘ball’.
Makers Mark: THOMAS TURNER & CO; T. TURNER & CO LTD; Sheffield
Plate loss in places and aged patina. Age: c. 1920s
Dimensions ~ Total length: 15.5cm (6 ⅛ in) Length of bowl: 5.5 cm (2 ⅛ in) Width of bowl: 3.5 cm (1 ⅜ in) Weight: 31 g (1.1 oz)
AUD $89.00 + shipping
Some History I have been able to uncover:
THOMAS TURNER & CO; T. TURNER & CO LTD; Sheffield
Active in electroplating from 1883 at Suffolk Works, 1 Suffolk Rd, Sheffield (1867-1940). The firm changed to T. Turner & Co Ltd in 1918. In 1919 it became part of Sheffield Cutlery Manufacturers Ltd, an amalgamation led by Needham, Veall & Tyzack. In 1932 the firm fell bankrupt and Viners bought the business. The firm used the trademarks ENCORE, PEDIGREE PLATE, and TALBOT (pewter wares: 1920s and 1930s). Amalgamated in 1898 with Wingfield, Rowbotham, and Co. In 1907 Turner & Co was the proprietor of the trademark WINGFIELD
These are made from vintage silverware & some signs of a previous life may be visible.
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