Georgian, George III, Matched Set of Six Regimental Silver Tablespoons for the East York Militia.
The East York Militia was a part time home defence force in the East Riding of Yorkshire. From its formal creation in 1759 the regiment served in home defence in all Britain's major wars until 1919. Under threat of French invasion during the Seven Years War a series of Militia Acts, from 1757, re-established county militia regiments. Initially raised in Beverley, the regiment was known as the Beverley Buffs. During the Napoleonic conflict the regiment was based throughout England, including many coastal locations.
Three spoons are hallmarked for London 1804 by William Eley I and William Fearn. One spoon is hallmarked for London 1797 by Richard Crossley. One spoon is hallmarked for London 1803 by Christopher & Thomas Wilkes Barker. One spoon is hallmarked for London 1820 with a distorted overstruck maker's mark.
In excellent condition with no dents, creases, or splits. Slight thinning of the tips on two spoons.
Approximate total weight of all six spoons is 430 grams or 13.8 troy ounces.
Approximate dimensions of one spoon are 22 cm length and 4.5 cm bowl width.
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