The Adam Park Project


Christening Spoon

Item Information:

Catalogue Number: 09/19/004 Source: TAPP Archaeology Surveys Location: No 9 Adam Park Report No: Report No.16 Artifact Type: Domestic Item Production Date: 2013-01-16 00:00:00 Dimensions of Item: See Report No.16 Copyright with The Adam Park Project

Other Description:

Item 9/19/04 is an example of a particular fine piece of silver cutlery. Careful cleaning revealed a fine motif of a wise old bespectacled stork holding an infant child. The reverse of the piece showed the back of the bird with exquisite details in the plumage. Unfortunately the bowl of the spoon was not recovered. The spoon is made of silver with a ‘S.LD’ hallmark over three symbols last of which is an ‘m’.

Historic Context:

The hallmark suggests the item has been made by William Suckling Ltd sometime between 1923 and 1962. They were based in Albion Street & Vyse Street, Birmingham. ( Similar spoons are still made today and are thought to be cast from the original dies.

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