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Elizabethan Seal Top Silver Spoon
Reference: S1119
Period: Elizabeth I
Year: 1575
Silversmith: Orb and Cross
Place: London
Price: $ 2 050.00
Weight: 30 grams
Dimensions: 15,2cm
Condition: Very good considering age.

Description: Early sealtop spoon with squat fluted baluster terminal, engraved with original owners initials VV (or W). These initials are repeated on the bowl above the hallmark. The stem is hexagonal and tapered, and the V joint attaching the finial is clearly visible. The bowl has deep concave sides, and curves steeply from the base of the stem. The stem has 3 hallmarks at the base, a clearly visible "orb and cross" makers mark, and worn marks indicating lion passant and date mark S. The bowl has the usual towmmark, but this is worn, with only the outline visible. This spoon comes complete with an original receipt from H Perovetz Ltd of London, who sold it to Mr McCay of South Africa in 1979 for 700 pounds. The receipt and original Perovetz tag confirms the maker and date, and refers to Jackson pg 105 and How pg 228, plate 8. (Note: In our previous description we had mentioned some doubt about the London attribution, suggesting the makers mark could possibly be the Cobbold's of Norwich, given the shape of the shield surrounding the orb and cross. We have now been informed by reliable sources that given the v joint, style of seal, number of marks and date letter that the spoon is London 1575 as we descibe above, and not Norwich.)
Elizabethan Seal Top Silver Spoon
Seal top spoon

Elizabethan Seal Top Silver Spoon
Side view

Elizabethan Seal Top Silver Spoon
Finial

Elizabethan Seal Top Silver Spoon
Bowl hallmark

Elizabethan Seal Top Silver Spoon
hallmark

Elizabethan Seal Top Silver Spoon
Original sale tag

Elizabethan Seal Top Silver Spoon
Seal top initial

Elizabethan Seal Top Silver Spoon
Original sale certificate

Elizabethan Seal Top Silver Spoon
Bowl

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