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Charles I Silver-gilt Seal Top Spoon Salisbury 'B' Type Finial


Code: 10390

This a fabulous Charles I provincial silver seal top spoon, likely from Salisbury c. 1630 - 1640. The spoon has a Salisbury ‘B’ type seal as illustrated by Kent on p.14 of ‘West Country Spoons and their Makers’, with a silver gilt nimbus engraved with a worn crest. The seal top is joined to the stem with a ‘lap’ joint, and the tapering hexagonal stem and fig-shaped bowl are of beautiful proportions. The bowl bears a secondary and much later family crest, indicative of this piece being gifted as a christening gift (as was the custom). A very handsome and rare example, worthy of further research.

OBJECT: Seal Top Spoon


DATE: c. 1620 - 1640 A.D.

MATERIAL: Silver-gilt

SIZE:  165mm x 46mm

WEIGHT:  28.3 grams

PROVENANCE: Ex. Private Collection, Switzerland.