Review - Woolley and Wallis Early Spoons & Silver Sale.
29th April 2003

(Continued from previous pages)


265, 266, 267, 268, 269278, 279, 280, 281

LotAchieved
265.An Elizabeth I seal top spoon, the squat fluted terminal, scratched 'W' over 'RR' maker's mark an incuse orb and cron, London 1580, 16cm. Marks: fully marked, 1.5oz. 600-800.N1500
266.A Charles I seal top spoon, pricked 'WI' on the terminal, by Daniel Cary, London 1629. 6.4in (16.2cm). Marks: fully marked, 1.3oz. 500-700.940
267.A rare, early, Elizabeth I silver gilt baluster knop spoon, with a 19th C. crest in the bow!, maker's mark a bird's claw, for Francis Jackson, Lon. 1560. 16cm. Marks: fully marked, 1.5oz. 1500-2000.3300
268.A James I seal top spoon, with a squat hexagonal terminal, maker's mark a crescent enclosing a mullet, London 1616. 15.7cm. Marks: fully marked, 1.25oz. 600-700.600
269.A Commonwealth, ascribed West Country seal top spoon, initialled 'P' over 'R E' on the terminal possibly by Samuel Cawley, Exeter c.1650. 16.3cm. Marks: a segmented, pelleted circle in the bowl and two indistinct spoked marks on the back of the stem, 1.5oz. 400-500.680
271.A Roman spoon, with a large elongated egg shaped bowl and a curved stem terminating in a swan's neck and heaf facing the bowl, with mild corrosion and staining, apparently excavated in Turkey, probably 4th century, 7.7in (19.5cm) long, 1.3oz. 800-1200.1050
278.A rare Charles I ascribed South Western provincial apostle spoon; the master, gilt, without a nimbus and holding his hand up in benediction, pricked 'IF 1622' below the 'V' rattail, by Thomas Punchard of Totnes and Dartmouth, c.1640, 18.6cm long. Marks: TP [monogram] within a circular punch, struck once in the bowl. See Jacksons Revised pp 520 and Kent West Country Spoons and their maker's pp 122 for an account of the Punchard family, 1.5oz 1200-1500.1200
279.A James I unascribed provincial apostle spoon, St Peter; the gilt figure with a large plain nimbus on a tapering stem with a deeply curved bowl and a small 'V' rattail, unascribed probably West Country 1620-30. 18.3cm long. Marks: struck once in the bowl with a leopard's head (Bucranium) mark within a pelleted circle. See Ellis Collection Catalogue lot 76, Sotheby & Co London 1935 for a similar mark which the late Mr Ellis ascribed to Leicestershire, 1.5oz. 800-1200.920
280A James I ascribed Cornish seal top spoon, the gilt terminal with late initials, probably by John Parnell, Truro 1620-30. 16.5cm long. Marks: "I.P" within a pelleted circle struck twice and another indistinct mark. 1.25oz. 600-800.700
281.A Charles I/Commonwealth, unascribed, provincial seal top spoon, with a decorated, gilt seal, pricked "I N", the back of the bowl pricked "1649" over "N.H", by an unascribed maker, probably Wessex area 1640-50. 16.9cm long. Marks: a "M" within a pelleted circle struck once in the bowl. 1.40z. 400-500.500

282, 283, 284, 285286, 286, 287, 288, 289

282.A late 17th century unascribed silver-gilt trefid spoon, with a flat, tapering stem (repaired and one ear missing), inscribed with various initials and the date "1643", unascribed 1670-1680 (possibly continental), 18.2cm long. Marks: a moor's head? within a shaped punch, struck four times, 1.25oz. 200-300.N/S
283.A William III unascribed provincial trefid spoon, with a scroll-decorated rattail, scratched deeply on the back of the terminal "M S. 1697", unascribed, c. 1697, 20cm long. Marks "S T" struck thrice on the back of the stem. 1.5oz 300-400.260
284.A James I/Charles I unascribed provincial seal top spoon, the plain baluster terminal pricked "HC", unascribed 1620-1640. 16 7cm long. Marks a shaped cruciform punch struck three times, and a maker's mark "A M" [gothic] struck once. 1oz 200-300.280
285.A William and Mary/William III tentatively ascribed Sussex area trefid spoon, originally a laceback but now with later 'berry' decoration, maker' mark barely discernable, possibly Lewes area, 1690-1700, 8in (20.25cm) long. Marks a rubbed maker's mark, and a fleur-de-lys in a shaped shield. See Kent. T. Sussex silver and its maker's pp 31 and 32 and figures 79 and 80 to compare the marks of Robert Colgate with the marks on this spoon, See also Jackson's pp 475 to compare also the marks of Arthur Mangey of Leeds, 1.5oz. 100-150.70
286.A pair of George II Scottish tablespoons, crested by Robert Gordon (assay master Hugh Gordon), Edinburgh 1758. Marks: R G town mark H G date letter D. 5oz. 100-150.250
287.A scarce Queen Anne marrow spoon, with an engraved stem and scratched initials 'F' over 'CL', by Charles Adam, Lon. 1710, 21cm long. Marks: fully marked. 1.75oz. 400-500.460
288.A rare, early George III, Irish fancy back tablespoon, with a scallop shell motif below the drop, crested, by Christopher Skinner, Dublin 1762. 2oz. 200-250.280
289.A George III fancy back tablespoon, with a decorative shell below the drop and the following on the back of the terminal 'TW' over 'GE' over '1779' over 'RE' probably by John Spackman II, London 1778. 1.75oz. 60-80.130

290, 291, 293, 294295, 296, 295, 297, 298

290.A William III wavy end or dog nose tablespoon, with a beaded rattail, 'M C' over 'M I', by Lawrence Coles, London 1698, 19. 4cm. Marks: fully marked. 1.5oz. 250-300.360
291.A scarce George I Scottish three-prong table fork, initialled, by Henry Beathune, Assay Master Edward Penman, 18.9cm. Marks: fully marked, 1.8oz. 150-200.310
292.A Charles II unascribed provincial trefid spoon, with a rudimentary 'V' rattail, inscribed on the back of the stem 'IH March 2680' probably West Country c 1680. 19cm. Marks: an indistinct mark (not dissimilar to some of the Dare family marks) struck five times, 1oz. 250-300.N/S
293.A William & Mary wavy end or dog nose spoon, with a ribbed rattail, scratched 'I A' over 'I S' over '1715' on the back of the terminal, by Lawrence Coles, London 1690. 20cm long. Marks: fully marked, 1.6oz. 300-400.420
294.A William III trefid spoon, with a beaded rattail, pricked "W S. 1695" on the back of the terminal possibly, by John Cory, London 1695 (repair). 20.1 cm long. Marks: fully marked, 2oz. 100-120.320
295.A pair of William III trefid spoons, with beaded rattails and slightly different shaped terminals scratched 'EBP' on the reverse, by John Cory, Lon. c.1697, 18cm. Fully marked. 2.6oz. 300-400.380
296.A rare George I ascribed North Country provincial table spoon, Hanoverian pattern with a plain rattail, initial 'B H', by Richard Richardson I, Chester 1716. Marks: fully marked, 2oz. 200-300.660
297.A rare ascribed North Country trefid spoon, with a ribbed rattail and an angular terminal, scratched 'S T to D T' probably by John Thompson, York, 1675. 19.3cm. Marks: maker's mark, town mark, date letter W. 1.3oz. 600-800.820
298.A rare Charles II ascribed North Country trefid spoon, with a rounded bowl scratched 'R M' on the back of the terminal by William Busfield, York 1675, 194cm. Marks: maker's mark, town mark, date letter W. 1.4oz. 700-900.760

311, 312, 313317, 318, 319

311.A Charles I apostle spoon; St Paul, the figure gilt, with a pierced, spoked nimbus and a sword, on a tapering stem, the back of the bowl scratched I.B" over "R.S", by Steven Venables, London 1646, 18.5cm long. Marks: fully marked. 1.75oz. 2000-2500.3100
312.A Charles I apostle spoon; St Jude, the gilt figure with long cross and sacred dove, nimbus, the stem straight sided, the back of the bowl pricked "GY", maker's mark "TH" in a shaped shield with pellets, probably by Thomas Hodges, Lon. 1637. 18.3cm. Marks: fully-marked, 1.9oz. 2500-3000.3100
313.A Charles I silver-gilt apostle spoon; St Peter, with a sacred dove nimbus on a slightly tapering stem, the back of the bowl pricked "T. D" over "GC" over the date "1659", maker's mark "T.P" in a shaped shield, London 1639. 18.2cm long. Marks: fully marked, for makers mark see Jacksons Revised pp 117. 1.6oz. 2000-2500.2700
317.A rare, mid 17th century tentatively ascribed East Anglian apostle spoon, possibly St Matthew; the gilt figure with a plain, the bowl curved, with a rudimentary 'V' rattail, by an unascribed maker possibly Norwich 1640-1660. 188cm long. Marks: a variant in the bowl, and two partial marks on the back of the stem, (a lion passant and a turret and a crowned?), 1.6oz. Provenance: Ellis Collection lot 50, Sotheby's London 13th Nov 1935. 800-1200.920
318.A Charles I ascribed East Anglian seal top spoon, the large gilt terminal with plain and fluted baluster sections, pricked "W H", an indistinct date, the large bowl with a rudimentary 'V' rattail, by an unascribed maker, Waveney Valley 1630-1640. 17.4cm. Marks: a pelleted quatrefoil in the bowl, See Jackson's Revised pp 347, 1.750z. 600-800.1300
319.A Charles ascribed East Anglian seal top spoon, with a squat fluted hexagonal terminal, pricked "RP" over "TC" and gilded, rudimentary 'V' rattail, by an unascribed maker, Waveney Valley 1630-1640. 15.8cm. Marks: a pelleted quatrefoil in the bowl. See Jackson's pp 347. 0.9oz. 500-600.1050

333, 334, 335, 336, 337360, 361, 362, 363, 364

333.A rare Elizabeth I virgin & heart finial spoon, with a gilt terminal, second half of 16th century, (repaired), 16cm, Marks: none. 1oz. 100-200.260
334.A Charles I ascribed Wessex area seal top spoon, with a slender gilt terminal pricked 'ID' over '1660' over 'ID' probably, by Thomas Senior, Salisbury 1630-40. 16.8cm. Marks: turreted castle in the bowl, (see Kent West Country Spoons pp130, M 136), 1oz 600-800.800
335.A rare Charles I ascribed South Western provincial Buddha knop spoon, with traces of gilding, by Raleigh Clapham. 19.2cm. Marks: maker's mark and fruitlet mark only, 1.7oz. 1000-1500.N/S
336.An Elizabeth I/James I unascribed provincial maidenhead spoon, with a rudimentary 'V' rattail, 1580-1620. 165cm. Marks: A pelleted hexafoil mark in the bowl. 0.9oz. 600-800.660
337.A Charles II ascribed West Country apostle:, St Andrew, the gilt figure with a sacred dove nimbus, the bowl initialled and repaired by William Corseley, Gloucester, c. 1660, 17.8cm. Marks: maker's mark and a double headed eagle [twice]. 1.5oz. 300-350.500
360.A Charles I ascribed Wessex area seal top spoon, with a stubby terminal, pricked 'IB' over 'MC' and a rudimentary V rattail, by William Gough I, Marlborough 1630-40. 17.2cm. Maker's mark only in the bowl, (see Kent West Country Spoons and their makers pp/93/94 and M54). 1.5oz. 700-800.760
361.A Charles I ascribed Wessex area seal top spoon, with a slender gilt terminal, pricked 'E A' over 'E H' and a rudimentary V rattail by William Gough I, Marlborough 1630-40. 18cm. Maker's mark only in bowl (see Kent West Country Spoons & their makers pp 93/94 and M54). 1.4oz. 300-350.250
362.A Charles I silver-gilt ascribed South West provincial seal top spoon, with a large, chased terminal pricked 'ME' over 'IE' on the back of the bowl by Robert Mathew, Barnstaple 1630-40, 17.7cm long Marks R M [thrice] one the back of the stem and a fruitlet mark in the bowl, 1.50z. 800-1200.780
363.A Charles II unascribed provincial seal top spoon, c 1660, with damage. 16cm. Marks: A petal shaped device within a shaped circular punch struck three times. 1oz. 50-100.170
364A Commonwealth/Charles" ascribed West Country seal top spoon, the gilt terminal pricked 'S' over 'II' over '1668' by Anthony Arden, Sherborne 1650-60. 16.8cm. Marks: 'AA' [twice], scallop shell mark [twice]. 1oz. 400-600.760

365366,367

365.An extremely rare pair of Charles II ascribed East Anglian trefid spoons, with ribbed rattails short stems with 'guide lines' and pronounced tongues pricked 'L' over 'TE' on the front of the terminals and 'S' over 'RB' on the reverse probably by Thomas Hutchinson, Gt. Yarmouth, c. 1680, 17.7cm & 18.2cm. Marks: TH [Gothic, conjoined] twice, lion passant, leopards head, 3oz. Provenance: Originally part of a set of three, lot 82 Ellis Collection and this alternate mark for Thomas Hutchinson is said to be found on church plate at Holy Trinity Church, Bungay.1500-2000.3500
366.A late Elizabeth I apostle spoon; St Thomas, the gilt figure with a spear and a pierced, spoked, numbus, on a slightly tapering stem with a curved bowl, maker's mark, a crescent enclosing a mullet London 1601. 17 .6cm long. Marks fully marked, for makers mark see Jackson's Revised pp 102 [thirteenth mark from top of page]. 1.75oz. 2000-2500.4200
367.A rare James I apostle spoon; the master, with traces of gilding and sacred dove nimbus his right hand upheld in Benediction and in his left an orb and cross, the bowl curved and scratched on the back with the initials 'S' over 'S.S'. Maker's mark a crescent enclosing a mullet. Lon. 1622. 18.3cm long. Fully marked, for mark see Jackson's pp 102 [15th down from the top]. 1.9oz. 3000-3500.4000

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368.A Charles II ascribed West Country apostle spoon; St Andrew, with traces of gilding and a sacred dove nimbus, on a tapering flat-sectioned stem, by George Knowling, Exeter c. 1660, 19.7cm long. Marks an indistinct crowned 'X' in the bowl and makers mark struck thrice on the back of the stem (see Kent West Country Spoons pp 105 M 18) 1.5oz. 700-750.N/S
369.A Charles I/Commonwealth ascribed West Country apostle spoon; St Jude, the gilt figure with a sacred dove nimbus holding a long cross, the stem flat section and tapering, the back of the bowl pricked "R" over "SM" over the date "1662", by Edward Anthony, Exeter 1640-60. 17.5cm long. Marks "E" over "A" in a pelleted circle in the bowl, and "E" over "A" in an oblong struck thrice on the back of the stem. 1.5oz. 1500-1800.2400
370.An interesting Charles I apostle spoon; St John, the gilt figure with the cup of sorrows and a large disc nimbus, pricked "OF" over "1672" over "EA", the broad, slightly tapered stem with a rudimentary "V" rattail and a curved, rounded bowl pricked "I H" over "1653" on the reverse, maker's mark distorted, Exeter, c. 1630. 18.8cm long. This spoon was made in London c 1627 (as is born out by the 'V' joint and the remnants of the London marks) and probably over-stamped and retailed in Exeter. Marks Crowned 'X' in bowl overstriking a leopard's head, on indistinct maker's mark on the back of the stem overstriking a lion passant and just discernable, the London date letter for 1627 and maker's mark of a crescent enclosing a device, 1.750oz. 800-1000.1100
375.A rare Henry VIII apostle spoon; St Paul, the gilt figure with a pierced nimbus, maker's mark a fringed "S" for William Simpson, London. 18.7cm long. Marks: fully marked, 1.6oz. Literature: See How English and Scottish silver spoons and Pre Elizabeth Hallmarks on English plate Volume II pp 32 and 34 where any confusion between the attributes of St. Paul and Julian are commented upon. 7000-8000.8000

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