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A rare, early 16th century unascribed diamond point spoon,
A rare, early 16th century unascribed diamond point spoon,

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A rare, early 16th century unascribed diamond point spoon,
of good gauge, the squat faceted terminal on a broad tapering hexagonal stem with a wide fig-shaped bowl, struck once with an eight pointed star mark, within a pelleted circle and stamped twice on the back of the stem with an incuse eight pointed star? mark, one of which is overstricking a drop-shaped mark, likely to be of West Country origin, first half of the 16th century - 15cm long, 1.25oz.
Literature:
Gask, N; Old Silver Spoons of England, plate V p.42 top illustration, for a similar spoon tentatively dated to the 15th century.
Jackson's Revised, pp307 for the association of the Star mark with the Bristol area and for marks also bearing a resembelance to the one on this spoon.
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