111. Fine Set Six Irish Dublin Silver Spoons 246 grams. James Le Bas 1829

Superb Irish Dublin Silver Heavy Gauge Set of Six Fiddle Pattern Dessert Spoons.

Makers mark: LlB for James Le Bas.

Dublin assay marks for 1829.

Condition: Good condition with clear halmarks. No removals, repairs or alterations, nice clear markings.

Length: (entire) 7” (18cm).

Weight: (an impressive) just over 8.7 ozs. (246 grams).

James le Bas was a silversmith working in Dublin in the early 19th century. He was a member of a famous family of silversmiths, his father, William, being a silversmith in London, as were his sons, William and Benjamin.

He originally trained in London, working for his father, and moved to Dublin circa 1800. His first workshop was on Great Strand Street in Dublin, until 1809, whereupon he moved to Ship Street, at the side of Dublin Castle. He died in 1845.

His maker’s mark was ILB, with dots between, in a rectangular surround.

Retailer William Law 1766-1820 was succeeded by William Law & Son from 1815 addreses at 20 Cole Abbey, Castle Street from 1766 . 1& 2 Sackviller Street (now O’Connell St) from 1798 in Dublin.