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FAMILY CREST:
ASHBURNHAM

The crest is described as an ash tree coming out of a ducal crown. The crown above is an earl's crown.

The tablespoon is a rare pattern called Thread, Shell & Drop. It was originally primarily made by Isaac Callard a Huguenot silversmith in London. It is probably c. 1750, or a bit earlier. While the marks are mostly illegible the J of one points to Isaac's second mark. The others are probably either the same mark badly distorted, or those of his son Paul.

There was a number of Earls of Ashburnham. John Ashburnham became the 2nd Earl of Ashburnham in 1748. It seems very tempting to say that then or soon after he bought this spoon.

(Information courtesy of Maurice Meslans)

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silver spoon with family crest: ASHBURNHAM
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hallmarks on silver spoon with family crest: ASHBURNHAM
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