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Currently for sale in the CHA shop. £200 might seem a bit pricey for a spoon and fork, but the provenance makes them very interesting and I couldn't resist.
Acquired for the public supper which Queen Victoria and Prince Albert attended in March 1845, which gets a mention in Mark Twain's The Prince and the Pauper. Maybe I'll get a pair held by Prince Albert. Oooeerr.
The spoon is dated 1884, and the fork 1845. They clearly have the maker's mark for George Adams, and not George Angell as stated in the CH shop.
If I have one small gripe it's that I think these should be sold in a presentation box, with some commentary as to their history, and not loose.
I'm now looking for something to keep them in.