A large Japanese Liberty silver hydrangea spoon

For sale is this long Liberty & Co Japanese (maybe Chinese) silver and gilt spoon with hydrangea bowl.  It is marked S.M. whose mark typically appears on Liberty & Co’s silver in the 1893-1899 period.  It is in great condition and a good gauge of silver. Since Liberty marketed these spoons as Japanese, they are thought to be from Japan but the S.M mark has been documented by Adrien von Ferscht, an expert on Chinese Export Silver, as originating from a little known Canton maker.

Price: Sold

Maker: SM, Japanese/Chinese maker for Liberty & Co

Designer: NA

Date: 1893

Marks: S.M.  Ly&Co, London, “s”

Material: Sterling Silver

Condition: Very good.

Size: 16.5cm long

Weight: 1.0 oz, 30 grams

SKU: A370 Category:


The S.M. mark appears on Adrien von Ferscht’s database of Chinese silver makers on the website