Anthony Hawksley, for Payne of Oxford, a silver caddy spoon commemorating the centenary of the birth of the writer and journalist Edgar Wallace, London 1975, #8, marked ‘APH‘ for Anthony Hawksley and ‘Designed by’ above Anthony Hawksley’s facsimile signature, numbered 8, and engraved ‘H.J.Eaker. Sculpt‘, to the angled tab handle is a facsimile of Edgar Wallace’s signature laid upon a circle with 1875-1975 beneath, 6.9 cm long SOLD
Interestingly other examples of this caddy spoon I have seen are inscribed ‘H.J.Baker. Sculpt‘, this example being ‘H.J.Eaker, Sculpt‘. An error upon the engravers part (?!) that went unnoticed, which one could have easily corrected at the time. The Edgar Wallace facsimile signature is laid upon a circle, this alludes to his 1922 crime novel, ‘The Crimson Circle‘, which was later to become a film, and is also the title of the Edgar Wallace Society magazine, for who this design of caddy spoon, I would suggest, was commissioned for members to purchase. I am not aware of how many of these Edgar Wallace caddy spoons were produced by Anthony Hawksley in total, though the highest numbered caddy spoon I have seen to date is 25.