Heavy Antique Silver Commemorative Spoon Worshipful Company of Ceilers & Joiners
An Edwardian commemorative spoon in sterling silver manufactured by Charles Boyton & Sons Ltd.
Date marks for 1907 (m) length of 176 mm and weighing 60 grammes
A Worshipful Company of Joiners and Ceilers antique silver spoon, with the Company armorial as a cast silver finial with rat-tail bowl.
The cast finial has lovely detail, the back has a vacant shield cartouche intended for engraved initials.
The company is one of the Livery companies of the city of London, ranked 41st in order of precedence, it was founded in 1375 and received Royal Charter in 1571. The company motto, "Join Loyalty & Liberty" was created by past Master John Wilkes in 1774, John Wilkes is remembered as the founder of "Freedom of the Press", his statue is in Fetter Lane. He was also Lord Mayor of London, his "I love liberty" slogan on silver spoon picture-backs are highly collectible. The armorial has 2 pairs of compasses over a globe, under 2 roses and a scallop shell, with a demi savage holding a spear, supported by 2 naked boys, one holding a female figure, the other a square - all this detail is clearly visible.
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