I own this silver gilt spoon, about 6 inches long. It has either a cherub or girl’s head finial, with a figure of a man with outstretched arms supporting the spoon body, with the reverse to this being what could be seen as the face of a Green Man (or similar) figure.
The marks seem to be possibly the Leopard’s head for London, with the Lion for Sterling purity. However, the date letter is in the wrong shaped shield for London. There is then Victoria’s head for the tax paid mark and the “X” for an imported piece.
The maker’s mark appears to be either Cyrillic or a bad imprint of some other mark - whatever it is, I cannot find anything to help me identify it on the web.
So, I’m asking anyone if they can help in any more information on this piece - is it London, or have I got this completely wrong? What would it have been for? Although the man could appear to be in a crucifixion position, it doesn’t look like it is a religious piece.
Any help gratefully received.