A pair of New Zealand Jadeite and silver Spoons.
Frank Hyams of Dunedin, New Zealand.
A pair of silver Spoons with jadeite stems and the terminals as stylised Maoris, marked in Birmingham 1896 by James Bradley and Herman Cohn of Bradley and Cohn, ‘Export Merchants’ of Basinghall Street, London.
For Frank Hyams, 1887-circa 1906, see ‘Gold & Silversmithing in Nineteenth & Twentieth Century New Zealand‘, by Winsome Shepherd. For the period after 1902, when Hyams returned to England and established premises at 128 New Bond Street, see ‘The Directory of Gold & Silversmiths, Jewellers & Allied Traders 1838-1914‘, by John Culme.
Dimensions [excluding the box]:
Length – 18.60 cm.; Width – 4 cm.; Weight – 86.40 gms.