Monogram Serving Spoon
A large, early-Victorian silver-plated serving spoon with fiddle handle and initial M monogram by Elkington & Co manufactured around the time of the Great Exhibition of 1851.
This well-proportioned, well-balanced and beautifully designed serving spoon is a joy to use and is the making of a good meal. Our vintage silver-plated EPNS (electro-plated nickel silver) spoons and ladles are both good-looking and functional, and their renewed popularity make them a stylish addition on today’s table.
Country of origin: UK
Date of manufacture: hallmark c.1850
Maker: Elkington & Co
Elkington & Co are one of the most important names in English silver-plated wares, and held the Royal Warrants for Queen Victoria, King Edward VI, King George V, King Edward VIII and King George VI. Beginning life in 1836 as a company of silversmiths based in Birmingham, they soon discovered and patented a new way to electroplate one metal on to the surface of another; and by 1840 the production of their silver electroplated wares was well underway. Elkington & Co exhibited at the Great Exhibition of 1851 with enormous success, and by 1885 the celebrated silversmith and designer Christopher Dresser came on board and collaborated with their designs.