An Elizabeth Kingdon large stone set silver spoon
For sale is this large stone set silver spoon by the obscure maker Elizabeth Phillips Kingdon. I can find very little about her. She was born in 1891 in Yokahama Japan and died in Surrey in 1969. She registered her EPK mark on 12th April 1919 and gave business and home address as 3 Court Road, Tunbridge Wells. She listed herself as a “gold and silver worker” suggesting she was a professional silversmith, though most likely she was an evening school practitioner or apprentice. By 1939 she is living with her husband. Roger Kingdon (yes, she married a man of the same surname!) in Exeter where she describes herself in the 1939 Register as “Unpaid domestic duties”, (so no longer a silversmith).
This spoon is in classic arts and craft style, most similar to the Artificers Guild. The quality of the setting of the stone suggest an amateur or apprentice hand.
The spoon is in excellent condition.
Maker: Elizabeth Phillips Kingdon
Designer: Elizabeth Phillips Kingdon
Marks: EPK, London, “e”
Material: Sterling silver, lapis or swiss lapis
Size: 19.0 cm long
Weight: 32 grams , 1.1 oz