Art nouveau, Arts and crafts
For sale is this large, heavy Liberty & Co silver spoon attributed to Oliver Baker. The spoon is highlighted with a classic Liberty enamel in green and yellow set to the terminal. The back of the spoon is almost as interesting as the front with delicate wire work forming organic applied design to the bowl and stem.
The spoon is in excellent condition with no damage or restoration to the silver or enamel. The spoon is marked for model number 378 and appears with that model number in the Liberty Silver sketch book page 387. The spoon is dated for 1903, and is hallmarked using the Liberty quatrefoil mark only used in 1903-4.
This spoon is illustrated on page 148-9 of Simon Moore’s book “Artists spoons and related table cutlery”.
Maker: Liberty & Co
Designer: Oliver Baker (attrib)
Marks: L & Co, Birmingham, “d”, 378
Material: Sterling silver, enamel
Size: 21.0 cm long
Weight: 2.2 oz, 62 grams