Fine George III Sterling Silver 'Rat Tail' Stuffing Spoon in the Onslow Pattern
A Fine George III Sterling Silver 'Rat Tail' Stuffing Spoon in the Onslow Pattern
The elongated bowl on a slender stem continuing to a fluted slender handle with a fan-shaped & scrolled ‘Onslow’ terminal. The underside of the bowl showing a rat-tail heel, the stem bearing impressed London hallmarks with date letter for 1774 and makers marks for Robert Ross.
Measuring 11.5” long x 1.75” wide (across the bowl). Weight, 96 grams.
Robert Ross registered his mark in 1774 and is recorded as being a spoon specialist.
The Onslow pattern was purportedly named in honour of noted 18th century British Speaker of the House, Arthur Onslow (1691- 1768).