Leven Antiques & Leven Antiques Centre , Tas., Aust.

EARLY ENGLISH SPOONS - Pre. George II.

NEW ARRIVALS :  AUGUST 2005  
*** William & Mary period London Trefid Spoon  1799
*** William & Mary period CHANNEL ISLAND fancy-end Trefid Spoon
*** Charles I - Puritan Spoon - unascribed provincial - prick-engraved 1665

Puritan Spoon: A very plain spoon, particular favoured during the Commonwealth period, and owing to this short span of production in the 17th Century, tends to be quite rare. Provincial examples tend to be more common than London specimens. They were the first style of spoon to have a flat stem, previously hexagonal was the standard form. The stem is plank-like and ends without decoration, the bowl shape changed to almost oval, and in later examples the first appearance of a small rat-tail under the bowl is noted, to improve the strength of the join between stem and bowl.  It is thought that such spoons were a ready source of coin silver if family finances changed and a conversion "melt" was necessary.

*** Queen Anne- Dog-Nose/Wavey-End Spoon
*** George I Hanoverian Rat-Tail Spoon
*** George I Hanoverian Rat-Tail Spoon
*** George II Hanoverian Rat-Tail Spoon
*** George II Hanoverian Rat-Tail Spoon
*** George II Hanoverian Pattern Spoon
*** George II Hanoverian Pattern Spoon

Charles II trefid spoon with a ribbed rat-tail bowl, engraved with a crest above the faintly scratched initials "D.J.D." on one side and the initials "L.W.D." on the other, maker's mark W.M, crowned (Jacksons Revised pp. 127 for similar mark) - London 1684 - 19.25cm. long, 1.75oz. SOLD

Picture to arrive here soon Charles II trefid spoon with a ribbed rat-tail bowl and indistinct pricked initials, by Dorothy Grant, London c. 1680 (date letter worn) - 17.25cm. long - 1oz. SOLD

James I seal-top spoon with a chased and gilt baluster terminal, the bowl later crested and gilded, stamped on the reverse of the stem "I.G. A.G." by Daniel Cary, London c.1610 (date letter worn) - 16.75cm. long , 1.25oz. SOLD

James II trefid spoon with a ribbed rat-tail bowl, engraved with initials "F.H.", maker's mark T.C in Monogram (possibly Thomas Corey) - London 1688 - 19.5cm. long. SOLD

Stock No. 13008-15

George I - Hanoverian Rat-Tail Tablespoon - London 1719 - "CL" - later initials to reverse of stem and fire staining to bowl - otherwise good -  SOLD
 

George I Rat-Tail Tablespoon - London 1724 by E. Dymond - Marks soft -  SOLD

George I Rat-Tail Tablespoon - Britannia Std. London 1721 by IH / HI - engraved initials have been scratch erased to reverse - SOLD

Elizabeth I seal-top spoon with a gilt and chased baluster terminal, scratched with the initials "W.R.E." on a broad stem with a fig-shaped bowl. Maker's Mark a T over crescent (Jackson's Rev. pge. 101) , also stamped with an incuse quatre-foil mark. London 1595. Length = 16.5cm. 1.5oz. SOLD

 

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