Unique sterling spoon made by either Henry or Thomas Harland. Estimates of its period of manufacture range from 1807 to 1832 as there is uncertainty whether it was made by the father, Thomas, or his son, Henry. This spoon belongs to a small group of silver that is recognized as being among the most sophisticated American flatware dating from the first four decades of the 19th century. A modified version of the Kings pattern, the central shell has been replaced by a profile of George Washington after the life portrait that Jean-Antoine Houdon took at Mount Vernon in 1785. Scholars have theorized that this silver was made about 1832 to coincide with the centennial of Washingtons birth. It has been suggested that Thomas Harland made the flatware in response to Washingtons death in 1799. While possible, this scenario is doubtful since it is a very early date for this die pattern. By the 1830s, Kings double-thread flatware enjoyed widespread popularity and the more plausible interpretation is that Henry made the flatware upon his return to Norwich. This explanation is given added credence since the engraved initials, DCY, are believed to be those of Daniel Yeomans of Norwich. Regardless of the maker, the innovative and rare pattern is the first of its kind known in this country. In fact, profiles on flatware are purely an American creation. The spoon measures approximately 8 3/8 and is 61.7g. If you have further questions about it do no hesitate to ask. The item “Sterling Silver Harland George Washington Spoon 19th C. American Kings Pattern” is in sale since Wednesday, July 29, 2020. This item is in the category “Antiques\Silver\Sterling Silver (.925)\Souvenir Spoons”. The seller is “gottoget123″ and is located in West Hills, California. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Composition: Sterling Silver
- Brand: American Silver