Lots of new items uploaded to the website today, including this lovely Cork spoon, made around 1770 by Carden Terry. About four and three quarter inches long, it is a classic Hanoverian style, with lovely patination. What is most unusual is that it has a Hibernia; most Cork pieces were not sent to Dublin for Assay, but were instead stamped “Sterling” (or similar) by the silversmith. In this case, Terry did send the spoon to Dublin. with the introduction of a new duty in 1809, all pieces produced in Ireland had to be assayed, so the use of “Sterling” died out.
To see more images of the spoon, click this link:Cork silver spoon, and to read more about Carden Terry, see
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