London, South Kensington
28 May 2002
A George III Irish Provincial Silver Basting Spoon
MARK OF MAURICE FITZGERALD, LIMERICK, CIRCA 1770
the pointed Old English pattern spoon engraved with a Prince of Wales feather above an engraved initial within wrigglework - 31.3cm. (12in.) long, 4oz.
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A very similar pair of spoons by the same maker is illustrated on page 114 of Douglas Bennett's Collecting Irish Silver where it is noted that the Prince of Wales feathers or fleur-de-lys is peculiar to Limerick.
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