19th century, English and Irish sterling silver; scrolled and foliate chased handles; one with an armorial coronet; two with repousse fruit patterned bowls, the other shell patterned; gold wash bowls. Maker's marks: a pair, Michael Keating I, Dublin, 1775; a pair, one for George Smith III and William Fearn, London, 1793, the second with no maker's mark but hallmarked for London, 1807; a pair, Richard Crossley, London, 1787 and 1791. Approx. length of one Irish spoon, 8.5"; approx. total weight of all six, 12.75 ozt. Provenance: From the Estate of Mr. Cecil S. Whitehead, Jr., Atlanta, Georgia.
Some loss to gold wash.