Souvenir spoon with gumnut finial

Made by Linton, JAB (Jamie) in Perth, Western Australia, Australia, 1930-1940.

This spoon belongs to the collection of silver and EPNS (electroplated nickel silver) tableware, trophies, napkin rings and spoons made and/or used in Australia between the 1890s and 1950s. Presented to the Museum in 2002, the collection was assembled in the 1980s by Dr G W Kenneth Cavill, an Emeritus Professor of the University of New South Wales. In his retirement, Professor Cavill has researched and published the histories of notable early 20th century Australian silverware manufacturers. The...


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Physical Description

Spoon, gumnut with leaves finial, sterling silver, made by J A B (Jamie) Linton, Perth, Western Australia, Australia, 1930 - 1940

A hand wrought silver spoon with a large round beaten bowl and massive handle. The decorative openwork finial features a gumnut with leaves. The marks 'STGSILVER", 'JAL' and a gumnut are stamped on the back of the stem.


Marks stamped on the back of the stem: 'STGSILVER", 'JAL' and a gumnut.



28 mm


15 mm



Designed by JAB (Jamie) Linton in Perth in the 1930s. Jamie Linton (1904-1980) was mostly trained by his father and at the Central School of Arts and Crafts in London. A painter, sculptor and teacher, in the late 1920s he turned to making a living as a silversmith, becoming one of Australia's best known metalworkers by the end of World War 2.

Reference: (D. Erickson ed, 'Art and design in Western Australia, Perth Technical College, 1900-2000', 2000, pp.41,43,51.54.)


Linton, JAB (Jamie) 1930-1940


Credit Line

Donated through the Australian Government Cultural Gifts Program by Professor Kenneth Cavill through, 2002

Acquisition Date

18 July 2002

Cite this Object


Souvenir spoon with gumnut finial 2016, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 15 November 2018, <>


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