Early Spoons

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B038 - AN 'EXTREMELY FINE & V.RARE' EARLY ELIZABETHAN GILDED BALUSTER KNOP SPOON OF V.GOOD GAUGE - AN EXCELLENT DEEP FIG SHAPED BOWL & WELL DEFINED HEXAGONAL STEM WITH A 'SUPERB' BALUSTER TERMINAL - A VERY FINE SET OF HALLMARKS FOR: 'FRANCIS JACKSON' - THE DATE LETTER "C" IS THAT IN USE FROM JANUARY TO MAY 1561. 16.2cm 49.5gms

£7500

(THE GILDING & CREST LATER) (THE BALUSTER KNOP, THOUGH VERY RARELY SEEN, WILL BE FOUND ON ON SPOONS OF THIS PERIOD & LIKELY BY FRANCIS JACKSON - "HOW" ILLUSTRATES EXAMPLES BY THE MAKER, AT THAT TIME NOT IDENTIFIED, IN VOL.1 - PAGE 206)

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Y1623 - A 'RARE' JAMES.I. PROVINCIAL APOSTLE SPOON (ST.SIMON ZELOTES) - V.WELL MARKED FIG SHAPE BOWL & HEXAGONAL STEM - THE GILDED FIGURE OF THE SAINT WELL DETAILED & WITH A FINE PIERCED NIMBUS - THE STEM STRUCK WITH THE DATE LETTER & 'G' FOR AN UNIDENTIFIED MAKER - YORK 1623. 16.8cm 46gms

RESERVED

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X040 - A “RARE ELIZABETHAN ‘MAIDENHEAD’ SPOON” - THE FIG SHAPED BOWL & HEXAGONAL STEM - TO A TERMINAL WITH PARTICULARLY WELL DETAILED FEATURES - THE BOWL SURFACES WITH OVERALL PITTING - SUGGESTING AS IT DOES, THAT THE SPOON HAS AT SOME TIME BEEN BURIED - A COMMON PRACTICE TO HIDE SUCH WEALTH IN TURBULENT TIMES - THE STEM WITH A GOOD SET OF MARKS FOR: ‘WILLIAM CAWDELL’ - LONDON 1592. 16cm. 31gms.

£3700

(A RARE TUDOR SPOON - FREE FROM REPAIR OR ATTENTION - THE REASONABLE PRICE TO REFLECT THE SURFACE CONDITION)

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X048 - A “V RARE” CHARLES.I. CRESTED ‘STUMP TOP’ SPOON - THE EGG SHAPED BOWL & FLATTENED HEXAGONAL STEM TAPERING TO A BROAD CONICAL END - OF DISTINCTLY PURITAN FORM - A CLEAR BOWL MARK BUT THE STEM MARKS ILLEGIBLE - LONDON C1630. 18cm. 47gms.

£1250

(A V.RARE SPOON -THE REASONABLE PRICE REFLECTING THE LACK OF READABLE MARKS & WITH SOME WEAR TO THE BOWL FORE END)

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X044 - A “V.RARE” (PERHAPS UNIQUE) COMMONWEALTH PROVINCIAL PURITAN SUCKET FORK - V.WELL MARKED FOR: “GEORGE REEVE” - BATH C1655. 12cm. 11.2gms.

£3900

(During the Commonwealth George Reeve became a prosperous Goldsmith & by the Restoration, had risen to prominence in that city)

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L043 - A 'FINE & V.RARE' PROVINCIAL ELIZABETHAN 'LION SEJANT' SPOON - THE DEEP FIG SHAPE BOWL TO A WELL DEFINED HEXAGONAL STEM - THE LION TERMINAL WITH V.WELL DETAILED FEATURES - OF GOOD GAUGE WITH AN EXCELLENT SET OF MARKS FOR ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT MAKERS OF THE PERIOD - 'JOHN JONES'- EXETER 1575. 17cm 40gms

SOLD

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V039 - A 'FINE & V.RARE' JAMES.I. 'VIRGIN & HEART' SPOON - THE FIG SHAPED BOWL TO A WELL DEFINED HEXAGONAL STEM - THE FIGURE TERMINAL REMARKABLY WELL PRESERVED & WITH TRACES OF GILDING - BY: 'WILLIAM LIMPANNY' - LONDON 1612. 16cm 15gms

£3950

(MADE IN THE FIRST YEAR OF HIS FREEDOM WITH AN INTERESTING SPOON MAKING CAREER)

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C041 - A 'FINE & V.RARE' JAMES.I. 'CHILD'S OR MOORS HEAD' SPOON - THE SMALL V.WELL MARKED FIG SHAPE BOWL TO A WELL DEFINED HEXAGONAL STEM - THE SMALL FIGURE TERMINAL WITH TRACES OF GILDING - BY: 'DANIEL CARY' - LONDON 1620. 12.5cm 15gms.

(THIS SPOON IS ILLUSTRATED ON PAGE 54 & DESCRIBED ON PAGE 56, OF - ‘ANTIQUE SPOONS’ BY VICTOR HOUART).

£3700

(THIS SMALL SPOON IS REMARKABLY WELL PRESERVED)

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X045 - A 'V.GOOD' JAMES.II. LACE BACK TREFID SPOON OF DESSERT SIZE - THE BOWL WITH RIBBED RAT-TAIL & V.FINE LACE BACK DECORATION - THE STEM FRONT EQUALLY FINELY DECORATED - THE MARKS THINLY STRUCK BUT READABLE - BY: 'THOMAS ISSOD' - LONDON 1686. 16cm 26gms

SOLD

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X046 - A 'V.GOOD' WLM & MARY. LACE BACK TREFID SPOON - OF SMALL PROPORTION, PERHAPS FOR A CHILD - THE BOWL WITH RIBBED RAT-TAIL & V.FINE LACE BACK DECORATION - THE STEM FRONT EQUALLY FINELY DECORATED - BY: 'WILLIAM SCARLETT' - LONDON C1690. 15cm 21gms

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X047 - A 'RARE' WLM.III. SMALL LACE BACK TREFID TEASPOON - THE BOWL WITH RIBBED RAT-TAIL - THE LACE BACK A LITTLE SOFT - A V.GOOD SET OF MARKS FOR: 'EDWARD HUNSDON' - LONDON 1698. 12cm 12gms

SOLD

(LACE BACK SPOONS OF THIS SIZE ARE UNUSUAL & THE MAKER IS SCARCE)

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7936 - A 'RARE' C16TH NORWEGIAN BALL KNOP SPOON - THE FIG SHAPED BOWL PART GILDED & ENGRAVED 'IHS' ABOVE A PIERCED HEART - THE STEM WITH GEOMETRIC ENGRAVING & TERMINATING WITH A MASK - THE MAKERS MARK IS UNCLEAR BUT OSLO OR BERGEN C1590. 16cm 44gms

 SOLD

(A VERY SIMILAR EXAMPLE IS ILLUSTRATED IN '100 NORSKE SOLVERSKJEER' BY HANS JOHAN STORESUND - SPOON NO.2)

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7934 - A 'V.FINE & RARE' FRENCH MEDIEVAL ACORN KNOP SPOON - THE FIG SHAPED BOWL TO A TAPERING DIAMOND SECTION STEM - THE ACORN SHELL DECORATED WITH PUNCHED ROUNDELS - UNMARKED C1450. 13.3cm 29gms

SOLD

(THE ROUNDEL DECORATION APPEARS ON SCOTTISH & ENGLISH EXAMPLES, NOTABLY THE 'WINDY MAINS' SPOON FOUND IN EAST LOTHIAN AND LATE 14TH CENTURY. WHEREAS WITH EARLIER EXAMPLES, THE STEMS ARE A LITTLE LONGER & OF HEXAGONAL SECTION - THIS SPOON IS TYPICAL OF THE FORM PRODUCED IN PARIS IN THE 14TH & 15TH CENTURIES)

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7933 - A 'FINE' LATE C17TH SILVER-GILT TREFID SWEETMEAT FORK - THE ENGRAVED DECORATION & GILDING IN ORIGINAL CONDITION - THE CLEAR 'T.T' MARK TO THE STEM IS ATTRIBUTED TO 'THOMAS TYSOE' - LONDON C1690. 10.5cm 6gms

SOLD

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7812 - A WILLIAM & MARY. TREFID SWEETMEAT SPOON - THE BOWL GILDED & WITH A PLAIN RAT-TAIL - THE MAKERS MARK: 'ID OVER P' - UNASCRIBED - LONDON C1690.  11cm  8gms 

SOLD

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7701 - A CHARLES.II. TREFID SPOON - THE BOWL WITH BEADED RAT-TAIL - THE STEM WELL MARKED FOR: 'WILLIAM PENSTONE' - LONDON 1683. 18.6cm 46gms

£675

(THERE IS A FLAW WITHIN THE BOWL WHERE INDICATED, WHICH HAS OCCURRED IN THE MAKING & SOME SCRATCHING ACROSS THE STEM END)

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7705 - A JAMES.II. TREFID SPOON -THE BOWL WITH A FINE RIBBED RAT-TAIL - THE STEM WELL MARKED FOR: 'LAWRENCE COLES' - LONDON 1685. 19cm 52gms

SOLD

(THE STEM END WITH 'BITE' MARKS, PERHAPS BY A DOG!)

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7820 - A 'V.FINE & RARE' ELIZABETHAN PROVINCIAL SEAL-TOP SPOON - A SUPERB FIG SHAPE BOWL & WELL DEFINED HEXAGONAL STEM - THE SMALL GILDED HEXAGONAL BALUSTER TERMINAL IN REMARKABLY FINE CONDITION - VERY WELL MARKED FOR 'JOHN EDES' - EXETER C1580-90.  16.4cm  47gms  

SOLD

(JOHN EDES IS WELL DOCUMENTED TOGETHER WITH THE MARKS ON THIS SPOON - IN 'WEST COUNTRY SPOONS BY: 'TIM KENT' PAGE 86)

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7821 - A 'V.GOOD' ELIZABETHAN APOSTLE SPOON - 'ST.ANDREW' - FIG SHAPE BOWL & HEXAGONAL STEM - THE APOSTLE BEARING HIS CROSS & WITH A V.GOOD PIERCED NIMBUS - MARKED WITH A MAKERS DEVICE - UNASCRIBED - LONDON 1576.  17.5cm  52gms  

SOLD 

(THE MAKER AS YET NOT IDENTIFIED BUT NOTED ON SPOONS OF THE PERIOD)

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7818 - A 'FINE & V.LARGE' CHARLES.II. SILVER GILT SEAL TOP SPOON - THE HEAVY BOWL WITH BROAD TAPERING HEXAGONAL STEM - A 'MASSIVE' CAST BALUSTER TERMINAL - EXCELLENT MARKS FOR: 'STEVEN VENABLES' - LONDON 1675.  18cm   94gms 

SOLD   

(OUTSIZE SEAL-TOP SPOONS ARE VERY UNCOMMON - ALWAYS OF THIS PERIOD & SEEM TO HAVE BEEN PRODUCED ONLY BY STEVEN VENABLES & JEREMY JOHNSON)

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7811 - A CHARLES.II. TREFID SWEETMEAT SPOON - THE BOWL WITH REEDED RAT-TAIL & ACANTHUS LEAF DECORATION - THE STEM FINELY FLORAL ENGRAVED - MAKERS MARK ONLY FOR: 'THOMAS ALLEN' - LONDON C1680.  11.3cm  8gms 

SOLD

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7768 - A 'V.GOOD' ELIZABETHAN SEAL-TOP SPOON - FIG SHAPE BOWL & HEXAGONAL STEM - THE SQUAT LOBED TERMINAL WITH TRACES OF GILDING & INSCRIBED 'AC' - AN EXCELLENT SET OF MARKS FOR: 'WILLIAM CAWDELL' - LONDON 1587. 15cm 32gms

SOLD

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7767 - A 'FINE & SCARCE' JAMES.I. PROVINCIAL SEAL-TOP SPOON - DEEP FIG SHAPE BOWL & V.WELL DEFINED HEXAGONAL STEM - THE FINE GILDED BALUSTER TERMINAL INSCRIBED 'A:W' - EXCELLENT MARKS FOR: 'WILLIAM DODSON' - LEWES C1620. 16cm 40gms

SOLD

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7714 - A CHARLES.I. SEAL-TOP SPOON - FIG SHAPED BOWL & WELL DEFINED HEXAGONAL STEM - A V.GOOD GILDED BALUSTER TERMINAL - WELL MARKED FOR: 'EVODIAS INMAN' - LONDON 1640. 17.4cm 48Gms

SOLD

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7704 - A 'SUPERB' CHARLES.I. PROVINCIAL APOSTLE SPOON - "ST. JOHN" - THE FIG SHAPE BOWL OF V.GOOD GAUGE & STRUCK WITH AN EXCELLENT TOWN MARK - THE HEXAGONAL STEM WITH A FINE APOSTLE TERMINAL - AN ESPIRIT NIMBUS & WITH ORIGINAL FIRE GILDING - MARKED TO THE STEM WITH THREE VERY FINE PUNCHES FOR: 'EDWARD ANTHONY' - EXETER C1630. 19.2cm 68gms

SOLD

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7713 - A CHARLES.II. WEST COUNTRY TREFID SPOON OF GOOD GAUGE - TYPICAL BROAD BOWL & TAPERING SPATULATE STEM - MARKED 4 TIMES WITH THE TOWN MARK ASSOCIATED WITH 'JASPER RADCLIFFE.II. & JOHN VERDON' - EXETER C1670. 21.3cm 58gms

SOLD

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7703 - A 'FINE' C17TH NORWEGIAN SPOON - DEEP CIRCULAR BOWL INSCRIBED 'T.H.S' - THE FLAT STEM WITH A CRENELATED TOP - ENGRAVED DECORATION & DATED '1686' TO THE REVERSE - UNMARKED BUT VERY TYPICAL OF SPOONS BY 'JORGEN PETTERSON' OF BERGEN 1663 - 1680. 16.3cm 37gms

SOLD

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7578 - A WLM.III. TREFID SPOON WITH PLAIN RAT-TAIL BOWL & OF GOOD GAUGE - BY: 'THOMAS ALLEN' - LONDON 1697. 19cm 56gms

SOLD

(THE BRITANNIA MARK NOW VERY FEINT - AN EARLY MAKER - APPRENTICED TO 'JOHN KING' IN 1668)

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7408 - A 'V.GOOD' CHARLES.I. SEAL-TOP SPOON - FIG SHAPED BOWL & HEXAGONAL STEM WITH GILDED BALUSTER TERMINAL - V.WELL MARKED FOR: 'EDWARD HOLE' - LONDON 1632. 16.8cm 44gms

SOLD

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ST1638 - A 'SUPERB' CHARLES.I. SLIP-TOP SPOON - FIG SHAPED BOWL TO A WELL DEFINED TAPERING HEXAGONAL STEM - OF V.GOOD GAUGE & WITH EXCELLENT MARKS FOR: 'INGRAM FRANCIS' - LONDON 1638. 16.5cm 46gms

SOLD

(THE MAKER IS RARELY ENCOUNTERED - APPRENTICED TO EDWARD HOLE IN 1629)

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7459 - A CHARLES.I. WEST COUNTRY SEAL-TOP SPOON - FIG SHAPED BOWL & TAPERING HEXAGONAL STEM TO A V.GOOD GILDED BALUSTER TERMINAL WITH DOT PRICKED DATE & INITIALS - STRUCK TO THE BOWL WITH AN EXCELLENT MARK FOR: 'THOMAS HOOPER' - SALISBURY C1633. 16.5cm 40gms

SOLD

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7409 - A 'SUPERB' JAMES.I. PROVINCIAL SEAL-TOP SPOON - LARGE GILDED FIG SHAPED BOWL & WELL DEFINED HEXAGONAL STEM - A FINELY TOOLED LARGE BALUSTER TERMINAL WITH PRICKED INITIALS 'I S' - THE BOWL ALSO WITH PRICKED DECORATION & '1643 OVER T*I' - WELL MARKED FOR: 'WILLIAM BARTLETT' - EXETER C1620. 17.7cm 62gms

SOLD

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7407 - A 'FINE' CHARLES.I. SEAL-TOP SPOON - FIG SHAPED BOWL & WELL DEFINED HEXAGONAL STEM WITH GILDED BALUSTER TERMINAL - V.WELL MARKED FOR: 'JEREMY JOHNSON' - LONDON 1645. 17.2cm 48gms

SOLD

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7412 - A 'RARE' CHARLES.II. "CHURCH STRAINER SPOON" - THE BOWL WITH A FINE RIBBED RAT-TAIL & WITH CONCENTRIC BANDS OF PIERCED HOLES - BY: 'SAMUEL BRASSEY' (OR BRACEY) - LONDON 1673. 18.7cm 58gms

SOLD

(ECCLESIASTICAL PIERCED SPOONS FOR REMOVING FOREIGN BODIES FROM COMMUNION WINE ARE KNOWN & RECORDED IN PLATE INVENTORY'S - THE TERMINAL NO DOUBT RESHAPED FOR ITS PURPOSE - THE MAKER HERE IS RARELY ENCOUNTERED)

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 PE1709 - A 'FINE' QUEEN ANNE DOG-NOSE SPOON - WITH EXCELLENT RAT-TAIL & V.WELL MARKED FOR 'WILLIAM PETLEY' - LONDON 1709. 20.5cm 62gms

SOLD

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7335 - A 'FINE' MID C17TH NORWEGIAN 'CONE' FINIAL SPOON - THE DEEP BOWL WITH TAPERING DECORATED STEM & WELL DEFINED CONE TERMINAL - THE BOWL BACK WITH INITIALS ENGRAVED ON A RIBBON - UNMARKED BUT PERHAPS BY 'LUCAS STEEN' - BERGEN C1640/50. 17cm 40gms

SOLD

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7333 - A 'FINE' EARLY JAMES.I. SEAL-TOP SPOON FOR A CHILD - FIG SHAPED BOWL & HEXAGONAL STEM - THE SQUAT BALUSTER TERMINAL WITH TRACES OF GILDING - A V.GOOD SET OF MARKS FOR: 'WILLIAM CAWDELL' - LONDON 1609. 14.7cm 33gms

SOLD

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SC1709 - A 'V.GOOD' QUEEN ANNE DOG-NOSE SPOON - WITH EXCELLENT MARKS FOR: 'WILLIAM SCARLETT' - LONDON 1709. 20cm 50gms

SOLD

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7287 - A 'SUPERB' CHARLES.I. PROVINCIAL SEAL-TOP SPOON - FIG SHAPED BOWL ENGRAVED TO THE BACK: 'M B' - A WELL DEFINED HEXAGONAL STEM & V.FINE GILDED TERMINAL WITH DOT PRICKED INITIALS: 'DH OVER AS' - STRUCK IN THE BOWL WITH AN EXCELLENT MAKERS PUNCH - FOR: 'WILLIAM GOUGH' OF MARLBOROUGH C1630. 17cm 48gms

SOLD

(WILLIAM GOUGH BECAME MAYOR OF MARLBOROUGH IN 1648 & IN 1657 BY CHARTER OF THE LORD PROTECTOR, AN ALDERMAN - A POSITION HE & OTHERS LOST AT THE RESTORATION, BEING CROMWELLIANS)

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