25 - 26 November 2014
A JAMES I SILVER-GILT SEAL-TOP SPOON
MARK OF JOHN QUICK, BARNSTAPLE, CIRCA 1620
The stem chased with foliage and with a central fluted knop, the baluster terminal fluted and prick engraved with initials 'IW', the back of the bowl prick engraved with initials 'RW' the bowl engraved with foliage, marked in bowl with 'berry' mark and on stem with town mark
6 ½ in. (16.4 cm.) long
1 oz. 9 dwt. (45 gr.)
with How of Edinburgh, 24th July 1963.
Gerald S. Sanders (d.1982) of James Walker Goldsmiths and Silversmiths, Ltd., 76 Eaton Place, London, SW1 purchased from How of Edinburgh.
The Cookson Collection.
with J. H. Bourdon-Smith, London, July 2003.
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Commander G. E. P. How and J. P. How, English and Scottish Silver Spoons, Mediaeval to Late Stuart and Pre-Elizabethan Hallmarks on English Plate, London, 1952, vol. I, pp. 240-241, pl. 14.
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