John Shiels Pair of Irish Antique Sterling Silver Platter Spoons, Dublin, 1790
This beautiful pair of late 18th century sterling long-handled platter or stuffing spoons are great examples of early Irish silver flatware. The gracefully curved handles are decorated with bright-cut engraving. There is a decorative starburst above an oval cartouche with the crest of a beacon. The bases of the handles on the reverse are discretely monogrammed 'W.M.R' in a block style likely from the early 20th century.
The highly important Redmond family of County Wexford, Ireland, is the only family listed with an 'R' initial who used this crest.
These rare Irish silver spoons are fully hallmarked. They measure just over 12 inches long, weigh a combined 6.75 troy ounces and are in excellent antique condition.