This pretty silver spoon is a contemporary version of a traditional christening gift by silversmiths Francis Howard. The origin of the phrase “born with a silver spoon in their mouth”, spoons have been popular christening gifts for generations. This one is a “shell cracker spoon”, designed to neatly tap through the shell of a boiled egg.
The spoon is made from 925 sterling silver, hallmarked in the Sheffield Assay Office. Silversmiths Francis Howard was established in Sheffield in 1870. It’s owned and managed by the Howard family to this day, from the premises the company moved into in 1873.
The shell cracker spoon is presented in quality gift packaging.
Spoon length: 11cm (4.5”)
Sheffield silversmiths Francis Howard have been crafting beautiful silverware since 1870. Today, the fifth generation of the Howard family run the company, which recently celebrated its 150-year anniversary.
Their stunning pieces range from graceful tableware to incredibly detailed sporting figurines. Francis Howard’s skilled craftsmen use traditional skills to work on the pieces, many of which are hand-made. Each finished item is hallmarked at the Sheffield Assay Office.