Table or soup spoon, fiddle pattern

Maker’s mark: “AB” Other marks: castle, thistle, “D”, tree   Set of marks comprising his initials, “AB”, accompanied by marks that are a close imitation of the Edinburgh assay office marks for 1835 – 6; consisting of a ruined castle with two towers, a thistle, a gothic letter “D”, and a tree mark in an oval punch which is similar to the monarch’s head duty mark.   These are not exact copies of genuine marks, possibly so that Burgess could argue that they were not intended to be forgeries.   These large spoons were reserved for the serving bowls placed in the centre of the table and used for serving vegetables.
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Adam Burgess
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length 239mm
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Dumfries & Galloway Council
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