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    Sale 5367

    Christie's Interiors

    30 September 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 323

    A WILLIAM & MARY UNASCRIBED PROVINCIAL SILVER TREFID SPOON

    MAKER'S MARK RC WITH AN ANNULET BELOW, IN A SHIELD-SHAPED PUNCH, ACCOMPANIED BY A FLEUR-DE-LYS IN A BEADED CIRCLE STRUCK TWICE, FLANKING A ROSE IN A SHIELD-SHAPED PUNCH, PROBABLY WESSEX AREA, CIRCA 1690

    Price Realised  

    A WILLIAM & MARY UNASCRIBED PROVINCIAL SILVER TREFID SPOON
    MAKER'S MARK RC WITH AN ANNULET BELOW, IN A SHIELD-SHAPED PUNCH, ACCOMPANIED BY A FLEUR-DE-LYS IN A BEADED CIRCLE STRUCK TWICE, FLANKING A ROSE IN A SHIELD-SHAPED PUNCH, PROBABLY WESSEX AREA, CIRCA 1690
    The trefid end with notched 'ears' and engraved guide-lines to front, the back of the stem engraved with initials E over I.M over B over W.A, the bowl with ribbed rat-tail
    8 in. (20 cm.) long
    1.75 oz. (54 gr.)


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    Although unascribed, there is a hand-written note from Timothy Kent on the ticket accompanying this spoon. Kent, the noted authority on early spoons, states the strong probability that this spoon is from the Wessex area.

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    Saleroom Notice

    The lot title should read: "A William & Mary Sussex silver trefid spoon, mark of Robert Colgate, Lewes, circa 1690".


    Literature

    Jackson's Hallmarks, Revised Edition, p. 523