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William and Mary Silver Trefid Spoon - Dorothy Grant
Reference: S1508
Period: William & Mary
Year: 1691
Silversmith: Dorothy Grant
Place: London
Price: $ 480.00
Weight: 56 grams
Dimensions: 19.0 cm
Condition: Excellent, a well preserved spoon. Bowl in excellent condition as well.

Description: An early antique silver trefid spoon, preserved in excellent condition, and with good hallmarks. The spoon is the traditional trefid shape (also called Pied de Biche, as the style originated in France), and has a lovely reeded rat-tail, which is quite rare. The spoon is engraved with contemporary initials "K * M", engraved correctly on the back of the spoon. The spoon is good quality, and has a lovely feel. The hallmarks include makers mark DO in diamond shaped punch with Fleur de Lys above and below. This mark belongs to Dorothy Grant (Grimwade 3591, Jackson pg 136, under 1680). Dorothy Grant was the widow of William Grant, she worked until 1712, both her sons Benjamin and William apprenticed under her (Grimwade pg 527). Other marks include crowned leopards head (worn), lion passant and date letter O for 1691, which is very clear. Note: We had originally ascribed this mark to John Downes (Jackson, pg 155, Wyler, pg 145, Grimwade pg 46), but this mark is clearly in a diamond rather than circular punch used by Downes. Downes DO mark was also only used after 1697 when Brittania standard was introduced. We would like to thank a fellow member of The Silver Spoon Club of Great Britain, who publish a highly recommended journal called "The Finial", for pointing out our error.
William and Mary Silver Trefid Spoon - Dorothy Grant
William & Mary Silver Trefid Spoon

William and Mary Silver Trefid Spoon - Dorothy Grant
Trefid Spoon - back

William and Mary Silver Trefid Spoon - Dorothy Grant
Trefid spoon original initials

William and Mary Silver Trefid Spoon - Dorothy Grant
Ribbed rattail and makers mark Dorothy Grant

William and Mary Silver Trefid Spoon - Dorothy Grant
Trefid spoon hallmarks

William and Mary Silver Trefid Spoon - Dorothy Grant
Scale

William and Mary Silver Trefid Spoon - Dorothy Grant
Hallmarks different view

William and Mary Silver Trefid Spoon - Dorothy Grant
Hallmarks 2

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