By: AGATHA CHRISTIE
If you are looking for that something special or different - then look no further.
For sale, we have an exceptionally fine & rare, Agatha Christie owned George III Silver Spoon by Charles Hougham - London 1782.
This George III Solid Silver Spoon was owned by Agatha Christie & her family and was purchased from the sale of items from Greenway House - a few years ago in 2006. It measures 114mm x 24mm and is in superb condition for it's age.
Agatha loved Greenway House and spent most of her holidays in this beautiful estate in Devon, England. She and her family were great collectors and had an extensive collection of rare silver.
The spoon with the initials D over T.H. was crafted by Charles Hougham who was born close to Regents Park in London 1748 and died in 1793. He was the son of Soloman Hougham who was the Mayor of Sandwich. Charles became a noted Silversmith & Goldsmith and many of his works are currently on show at Norwich Castle.
We owned the three of these spoons in the Auction Catalogue at one time, but two were sold a long time ago - this is the third - and last one, kept back from sale - until now.
This sale also includes The Greenway Sale Catalogue as full provenance of the authenticity of this item - Lot 251. The Catalogue itself is a wonderful collectable in it's own right with fantastic pictures of items from the Christie holiday home, Greenway House. The Auction was held at Bearne's Auction House, Devon in 2006.
Items owned by Agatha Christie are rare to the market. Fine items of noted silver owned by Agatha Christie are even rarer - Please do not miss out on this unique opportunity to purchase this last small decorative spoon.
We are also delighted to present a handwritten and signed letter on headed notepaper by Agatha Christie in her full name of Agatha Christie Mallowan.
Agatha Mary Clarissa, Lady Mallowan, DBE (born Miller; 15 September, 1890 – 12 January, 1976), commonly known as Agatha Christie, was an English crime writer of novels, short stories and plays.
She also wrote romances under the name Mary Westmacott, but is best remembered for her 80 detective novels featuring the iconic Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple and her record breaking West End theatre play "The Mousetrap".
All items are in beautiful condition and also the handwritten envelope is included in the sale, please see all the images.
Title: Agatha Christie Set - A George III Silver Spoon owned by Agatha Christie & The Greenway Sale Catalogue. Full provenance of it's authenticity PLUS a handwritten letter, signed with her full private name - Agatha Christie Mallowan - complete with hand addressed envelope
Edition: One & only
Publisher: Devon England, Bearne's Catalogue: Spoon - 1782/Catalogue - 2006
ISBN Number: n/a
Binding: Catalogue- Softcover/Spoon - Siver
Book Condition: Catalogue - As New/Unread
Jacket Condition: Spoon - Excellent
Inscription: HANDWRITTEN LETTER signed by Agatha Christie
Seller ID: suzchristiespoon
Keywords: writer, author, agatha christie, poirot, marple, book, signed, autograph