Robert Tyte, Silversmith
Described by Timothy Kent as 'probably the most prolific provincial silversmith during the first third of the 17th century' (T. Kent, West Country Silver Spoons and Their Marks 1550-1750, Windsor, 1992, p. 139). Robert Tyte is first mentioned in 1595. He was a Common-Councillor by 1610 and a City Chamberlain in 1615. He also came to the attention of London's Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths in both 1631 and 1633 for substandard goods. He was buried on 27 September 1636.
For further information on Lion Sejant spoons see lot 444.