London, South Kensington
2 September 2008
A VERY RARE GEORGE III WEST INDIAN SILVER CADDY SPOON
MARK OF I.BURKE, ST. KITTS, CIRCA 1800
Of Old English pattern with scalloped bowl and engraved initial S, struck with two marks, 'I.BURKE' and 'ST.KITTS'
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According to Wynyard Wilkinson, the noted authority on Colonial silver, these marks have only been noted so far on three silver soup ladles; the maker's details have also been noted on several pocket watches.
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