Silver Egg Cup and Spoon

£ 354.17 excluding vat

An organic boiled egg, what better way for your baby to begin to enjoy the good things in life? Served in a sterling silver egg cup. A matching sterling silver spoon is also available. Both decorated with the moon and star design which is sure to amuse. Add a slice of good quality fresh bread and butter. The importance of a good breakfast to start the day cannot be over emphasized. Both products are ideal as a silver baby gift for a christening, birthday or baptism.

How they are made

John Campbell describes the manufacturing process.

The egg cup itself is a one piece, 4 operations spinning and is formed on a spinning lathe by wrapping a silver disc around a preformed series of "chucks". The skill of the silversmith is stopping the once flat silver disc from buckling as it starts to become a hollow vessel.
The spoon is blanked from a thick silver sheet and then the bowl area is cross rolled to reduce the thickness and enlarge that section. The blank is then placed into a top and bottom steel die and struck to press the pattern onto the handle. The bowl is then formed using a male and female punch and die. Next the "flash" (excess material) is removed from around the outside and the spoon is bent to its final shape.

Once complete, the spoon & cup are transported to one of the UK Assay Offices for testing and hallmarking. In the case of JA Campbell, this is the London Assay Office, our closest. After a positive result from the laboratory, the hallmarks are burned into the surface of the metal using a laser. This process is one of the oldest forms of consumer protection originating in the 1400s.
Upon return to the silversmith's workshop both the silver egg cup & spoon are polished using 4 different grades of compound. They are then decorated with the Moon and Star motifs and finally packed into the unusual presentation boxes for dispatch.

Silver Egg Cup and Spoon
SpecificationEngraving options
Silver weightCup 47g Spoon 60gmRegionOn side of cup and back of spoon
DimensionsCup 6.2cm Spoon 10cm lengthMax Chars20

"The gift was great - Tooth Fairy Box- everything was fine thank you. I have told my daughter in law that is not a 'museum piece' or a 'toy' but there to be used. All the best for 2012. Janet M" Janet MHappy Customer

"Dear Colin, The egg cup has just arrived - service above and beyond! Thankyou. Regards, John" JohnHappy Customer

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