One of the holy grails for Scottish Provincial silver collectors, this spoon includes the seldom found Fochabers town mark. It was made by James McIver
It great condition, with the stamps some of the clearest known.
It measures 16cm long.
This rare spoon has what must be considered one of the rarest town marks in Scottish provincial silver (probably with only exception to Ellon and Stonehaven) This mark is rarely encountered on any item of silver and so far has only been noted on a small handful of Fiddle pattern flatware. Another sugar shovel of the same pattern is noted within a private North East museum collection.
Clear examples of this punch are very rare. The most commonly found examples attributed to Fochabers probably originate from Aberdeen, these marks being from McIver's time working there. These are easily identifiable with the makers punch having stops between each letter and usually seen with either thistle or gothic A punches. Only items with the crude FOCHRS hand punch should be considered to originate from his time in Fochabers. (Source: Lyon & Turnbull)