DescriptionDamaged and Inscribed Silver Spoon with Royal Provenance in Fitted Case
Marked by William Eley I and William Fearn, London, 1799, marked on handle
A shell and scroll reeded tablespoon, twisted and broken in two parts, the handle engraved tourné par le Prince Charles le 24 Janvier 1837, the bowl engraved Vermachtniss F. Kais. H. d. Grossf. Maria Nikol. Herzogin v. Leuchtenb. 1876, in fitted case, the case - 4 3/4 in. long
As the younger brother of Empress Alexandra Fedorovna, Emperor Nicholas I's wife, Prince Charles was Grand Duchess Maria Nikolaevna's uncle. A general in the Prussian army, Prince Charles participated in King William I's wars of German unification and amassed an enormous collection of weapons.
According to the inscriptions, this spoon was twisted by Charles-Frederick-Alexander, Prince of Prussia (1801-1883) in 1837 and was subsequently bequeathed to Grand Duchess Maria Nikolaevna, Duchess of Leuchtenberg, by the Prince in 1876.
Christie's, New York
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