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    Sale 5265

    Selected Silver & Russian Works of Art

    30 November 2007, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 116

    A CHARLES I UNASCRIBED PROVINCIAL PARCEL-GILT SILVER SEAL TOP SPOON,

    MARK OF IW WITH PELLET BELOW & 4 PELLETS ABOVE TO BACK OF STEM, FLEUR-DE-LYS IN BEAD-EDGED CIRCLE STRUCK IN BOWL, CIRCA 1640,

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A CHARLES I UNASCRIBED PROVINCIAL PARCEL-GILT SILVER SEAL TOP SPOON,
    MARK OF IW WITH PELLET BELOW & 4 PELLETS ABOVE to back of stem, FLEUR-DE-LYS IN BEAD-EDGED CIRCLE struck in bowl, CIRCA 1640,
    The gilded seal finial prick-dot engraved "AG" over "IL" over "1678", 6 5/8 in. long (16.7 cm.), 1.25 oz.


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    Post Lot Text

    Similar fleur-de-lys mark accompanied by a different IW maker's mark recorded in Revised Jackson, p.523 where it is suggested that the fleur-de-lys symbolises purity rather than a town mark.