Spoon, dessert; Potosi Silver Co; [?]; CT80.1198h


Spoon, dessert

About this object

Dessert spoon; a silver dessert spoon with fiddle pattern handle. The hallmarks on the back of the handle suggest that it was manufactured in Birmingham by the Potosi Silver Co.


Potosi Silver Co

Maker Role


Date Made


Place Made

Europe, United Kingdom, England, West Midlands, Birmingham

Medium and Materials

processed material, metal, silver

Inscription and Marks

Stamped on the back of the handle: '[bird in a shield] / B / 2 / LS / Rd. / POTOSI SILVER L&S'


h 35mm x l 177mm x w 41mm

Subject and Association Keywords

technology, home economics, dining-room service

Subject and Association Keywords

technology, manufactures, metal manufactures. metalworking

Subject and Association Keywords

technology, home economics, the house

Credit Line

From the collection of Owaka Museum Wahi Kahuika The Meeting Place "a rest on your journey"

Object Type


Object number


Copyright Licence  

All rights reserved

Holly 19 Feb 2016 22:59 PM,UTC

I found this identical spoon 40 years ago(although it is over 8inches long)in Salvage, Newfoundland. It was on our property wedged in some rocks in a cove and I still have it today. Does it have value?

masami 31 Jan 2016 17:24 PM,UTC

http://myvimu.com/exhibit/54708532-lyzka-irir ???

Madeline Ryan 23 Dec 2015 17:17 PM,UTC

I have a set of 6 with all the markings

Potosi Silver - 5 markings as the 5 markings the same as on the Internet

All desert spoons are have on the front a letter "J" engraved

I live in UK