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    Sale 5899

    Christie's Interiors

    13 January 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 64

    A COMMONWEALTH SILVER-GILT SLIP-TOP SPOON

    MARK OF R OVER W (REVISED JACKSON'S P. 122), LONDON, 1657

    Price Realised  

    A COMMONWEALTH SILVER-GILT SLIP-TOP SPOON
    MARK OF R over W (REVISED JACKSON'S P. 122), LONDON, 1657
    The back of bowl engraved with the arms of Willoughby within a lozenge, flanked by a ribbon-tied mantling, the terminal inscribed with initials DW, the stem later inscribed erroneously, in later fitted case
    6 5/8 in. (16.9 cm.) long
    1.5 oz. (47 gr.)


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    The inscription reads 'The christening spoon of Dorothy daughter of Sir Christopher Willoughby and attendant on Mary Queen of Scots to her execution Feby 8, 1586' - Please see condition report for further details concerning the inscription.

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