Scottish Cow Horn Spoon With Silver Tip & Shield, Chester 1906

Age:
1906
Material:
Cow Horn & Silver
Dimensions:
22cm
Shipping:
Standard Parcel
Price:
£ 35
Scottish cow horn spoon with silver tip and shield. Ball shaped finial and blank cartouche on shield. Hallmarks for Chester 1906.
Good condition horn spoon. Attractive display item.
Items have been manufactured, assayed and sold in Chester since the 15th Century and the mark for Chester is a shield bearing the town’s arms, a sword and three sheaves of wheat. Chester was granted an official Assay Office by an Act of Parliament in 1700. Its marks were similar to those of London hallmarked silver and the sequence of date letters followed in alphabetical order. The Chester assay office closed down in 1962.