Review - Woolley & Wallis, Early Spoons Sale
& The Cook Collection
23rd & 24th October 2003

(Please note that the achieved price does not include the 17.625% buyers premium.)
29.An Elizabeth I/James I unascribed provincial seal top spoon, with a squat, hexagonal, gilt seal decorated with fluting, the stem tapering, with a rudimentary 'V' rattail, unascribed, 1590-1610, 15cm long; 1oz. marks struck once in the bowl with a cinquefoil or petal mark within a circular punch. 400-500.760
30.A William IV marrow teaspoon, probably from a campaign set, by William Theobalds & Lockington Bunn, London 1836. 10cm long; 0.5oz. 150-200.240
31.A William III trefid spoon, with a bead and reeded rattail and pricked initials 'WB' over 'MP', by John Cory, London 1695-1700 (no date letter);20.5cm; 2.2oz 250-300.280
32.A William III/Queen Anne, unascribed provincial wavy end dessert spoon, with a plain rattail, initialled "AS", maker's mark only struck twice 'TO', unascribed 1700-1710; 0.7oz. 150-170.200
33.A William III/Queen Anne unascribed wavy end tablespoon, initialled "R" over "T.M", with a plain rattail, maker's mark only "M F?" [struck thrice], probably provincial 1700-1710; 1.2oz. 150-200.190
34.A George III mote spoon with a double drop bowl, pierced with crosslets and scrolls, probably by William Pickett, London 1770, (maker's mark only struck twice), 14cm long; 0.5oz 100-150.180
35.A George I marrow scoop, with one stubby and one long, thin bowl, by James Morson, London 1720, 23cm long; 1.8oz 100-150.160

Lots 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 (top to bottom)

37.A rare Victorian Scottish provincial teaspoon, with an elongated fiddle, initialled 'DS', by James Sturrock, Montrose (JS, device, device) c.1860, 0.3oz. 100-120.N/S
38.A rare George IV Scottish provincial, fiddle teaspoon, initialled, by Thomas Stewart Elgin (TS. ELN) c.1820; 0.5oz. 90-120.110
39.Duty Drawback: An extremely rare George III dessert knife with a reeded handle, loaded and crested, by Moses Brent London 1784/5 (drawback mark and incuse duty head)* the drawback mark (an incuse standing figure of Britannia) was only used on exported articles from 1st Dec 1784 until 24th July 1785. * See Jackson's Revised pp 42 for an explanation of its use. 200-250.220

Lot 37Lot 38Lot 39

Lot 40Lot 41Lot 42

40.A rare George III Scottish provincial tablespoon, with a pointed end, initialled 'IA' by Alexander Campbell, Greeneck, (AC, G, Greenoak, sailing ship, anchor) c.1800; 1.75oz. 170-200.160
41.A 19th century unascribed, fiddle toddy ladle, initialled "H" struck and over struck, with various marks, possibly Scottish/Colonial 1830-60, 1.2oz. 120-130.N/S
42.A rare, George III Scottish provincial teaspoon, Old English pattern initialled 'IEA', by Charles Fowler, Elgin (CF, ELN, CF), c.1790, 0.4oz. 50-70.65
43.A George I mote spoon, with a plain rattail, initialled "W" on the drop and pierced with scrolls, lions head erased mark only, London c. 1725, 14cm long, 0.25oz. 200-300.180

Lots 49

49.A Charles I, tentatively ascribed West Country seal top spoon, the large decorated terminal with traces of gilding, pricked 'MB' over '1633' on a slender stem with a rounded bowl, struck once in the bowl and thrice on the back of the stem with a scallop shell mark* by an unidentified maker, Gloucester/Gloucester area c 1633, 17.3cm long, 1.6oz. * See Jackson's Revised pp 317 for illustrations and photographs of this mark as seen on spoons 1630-1640. 1600-1800.N/S

Lots 50

50.A James I maidenhead spoon, the gilt terminal on a slender faceted stem with a rudimentary 'V' rattail, maker's mark 'C' enclosing 'W' for William Cawdell, London 1607, 16.5cm long, 1oz*This spoon has mild surface corrosion and was probably excavated. 900-1000.760
79.A scarce set of four early George II Irish three-prong table forks, with wavy-ends, engraved on the back of the terminals with an armorial within a rocaille cartouche, by John Hamilton, Dublin 1730-31, 19.4cm long, 8oz. 1200-1400.1300
134.A 17th century, continental silver-gilt apostle spoon, on a five sided stem with a pronounced rattail, unmarked, probably Swiss, mid 17th C, 16cm, 0.75oz. 200-250.200
135.A James I Apostle spoon of good gauge, St. Thomas with spear and pierced spoked nimbus, traces of gilding, on a thick, straight sided stem, maker's mark crescent enclosing a 'W' for William Cadwell, London 1609, 18.2cm, 2oz. 2000-2500.3700
136.An early Charles II seal top spoon with pricked initials on the terminal and a small 'V' rattail, traces of gilding, by Steven Venables, London 1664, 16.5cm, 1.25oz. 600-700.760

Lot 79 Lot 134 Lot 135 Lot 135 Lot 136

Lot 149 Lot 150 Lot 151 Lot 152

144.A pair of William IV ascribed North Country fiddle dessert spoons, crested by John Sutter, of Liverpool (Chester hallmarks for 1836) 3oz. 80-120.210
149.A rare George III Scottish provincial oar pattern dessert spoon, initialled, by William Hill, Montrose (rose, WM, rose) 1815-1820, 1oz. 150-180.170
150.A rare set of five George III Scottish provincial teaspoons, Old English pattern, initialled, by William Hannay, Paisley (WH. S Anchor) c.1800, 2.5oz. 250-350.190
151.A George III Scottish provincial tablespoon, by Donald Frazer, Inverness (DF, INS) c.1810, 2oz 100-150.130
152.A rare George IV Scottish provincial fiddle mustard spoon, with a gilt, drop shaped bowl, by John Sellar Wick (JS WICK), c.1825, 0.5oz. 250-300.580

Lot 154 Lot 155 Lot 156

154.A pair of George III Scottish provincial toddy ladles, fiddle pattern, by George Booth, Aberdeen (GB,AB,GB,AB) c.1800, 2oz. 150-180.130
155.A George III Irish provincial fiddle pattern teaspoon, with script initials, by Isaac Soloman, Cork (SOLOMON, STERLING) c.1810, 0.5oz. 80-100.N/S
156.A scarce Victorian Scottish provincial fiddle tablespoon, initialled, by Joseph Pozzi Elgin (JP ELN. thistle) c 1840 together with a fiddle teaspoon, initialled, by Joseph Pozzi & Robert Stewart, Elgin (JP, ELN, RS), 2.2oz. 80-120.75

Lot 157 Lot 158 Lot 159

157.An interesting George III punch ladle, with a coin inset bowl and a twisted whalebone handle struck with three marks 'WT'*, 'T', & 'S', unascribed, probably provincial, 36.5cm long, Chester region c.1790. *This 'WT' mark is similar to William Twemlow's mark, if not the same. 80-120.170
158.A very rare George IV Scottish provincial fiddle dessert spoon, initialled 'H', by Alexander MacRae, Inverness (AMR, Running horse, H, H)*, c.1825, 1oz. * For an illustration of these marks See Moss G.P & Roe AD: Highland Gold & Silversmiths pp 72. 150-250.150
159.An early 19th century Scottish provincial toddy ladle, elongated fiddle pattern, by an unascribed maker, Aberdeen (JF, AB, DN), 1820-40, 1oz. 60-80.160

Lot 160 Lot 190 Lot 197

160.A rare George III 'William Darby's patent' teaspoon, with an engraved feather-edge of initial 'F', by William Darby, Sheffield 1785, 0.3oz. *For details of Darby's patent See Pickford, I: Silver Flatware pp 20-21. 250-350.400
167.A late Charles II trefid spoon, with a scroll decorated rattail, pricked 'PB' over '1686' on the back of the terminal, by an unascribed maker ("TN" above an arrow head and below a crown), London 1683, 18.1cm long, 1.25oz. 400-500.580
168.A rare Charles II ascribed North Country early trefid spoon, with a ribbed rattail, the flared terminal with two very small 'nicks' scratched 'K' over 'AI, by John Plummer, York 1668, 19cm long, 1.6oz. 1700-1900.1600
190.A Geo. I large silver basting/hash spoon, with a knopped tapering stem and turned wooden handle, the large deep oval bowl with rattail, by Humprey Payne, Lon. 1720, 39.4cm, 5oz. 1800-2000.1800
197.A James I/Charles I ascribed West Country Buddha knop spoon, the figure with traces a gilding on a broad tapering stem, the back of the bowl pricked with initials 'IS' and scrolls, maker's mark RC on the back of the stem and a fruitlet mark in the bowl, by Richard Chandler, Plymouth c.1625, 19cm long, 1.75oz. 1000-1500.1150

Lot 198 Lot 198 (detail)

198.A Charles I ascribed Wessex area seal top spoon, the large gilt terminal with fluting an 'extended' sections, pricked 'MB' over 'IB' and indistinctly dated, maker's mark 'AA' [struck twice] scallop shell mark [struck twice], by Anthony Arden, Sherborne c.1630, 17.5cm, 1.6oz. 1200-1500.1200

Lot 219 Lots 220, 221 Lot 221

219.An extremely rare William III Scottish provincial knife, fork and by-knife, decorated with corded wire inlay, the blades with cutler's mark (a 'B' below a similar) the silver end caps with maker's mark ('DB' within a heart shaped punch) for David Bigger or Biggart* of Kilmaurs, c.1700, contained in original fitted, tooled leather travelling case, the knife 21cm long, the fork 18.2cm long, the by-knife 14.3cm long. * Literature See Moore, Simon: Cutlery for the table, a history of British table and pocket cutlery pp 190 for an illustration of a very similar mounted tortoiseshell knife and fork ascribed to this maker I am indebted to Simon for positively identifying and ascribing this particular lot. 3000-4000.5000
220.An early 17th century continental hoof end spoon, with a shaped and faceted stem, a rounded bowl and a faceted rattail, scratched on the terminal 'IM' and engraved behind the terminal with the script initials 'ICK', maker's mark only 'WB' [conjoined], unascribed, possibly South German/Alpine, c.1630, 15.7cm, 1oz. 600-700.600
221.A Charles I, ascribed South Eastern provincial, seal top spoon, with a gilt terminal, struck in the bowl with a 'fleur-de-lys' and on the back of the stem, by William Dodson I, Lewes c.1630, 16.2cm, 1.25oz. 1200-1500.1550
1007.A Charles I ascribed West Country seal top spoon, the gilt terminal pricked 'CM' over '1671' over 'SW', struck in the bowl with a 'T' in a pelleted circle and on the back of the stem with 'T' 'D' and 'T' marks, by Thomas Dare (I), Taunton 1630-1640, 17.6cm long, 1.2oz. 1200-1500.1550
1008.A late Elizabeth I seal top spoon, the chased terminal with traces of gilding, pricked 'KT', maker's mark, a crescent enclosing a 'W' for William Cawdell, London 1600, 16.5cm, 1.4oz. 700-900.1750
1013.A George I strainer spoon, with a long, turned wooden handle the bowl with a ribbed rattail, pierced with rows of drilled holes, maker's mark only, by Francis Garthorne, London c.1725, 36.2cm long. 600-800.700
1017.A Queen Anne marrow spoon, with a plain moulded rattail, scratched 'M.H' on the back of the bowl, Henry Clarke, London 1712, 21.2cm long, 1.4oz. 200-250.320
1024.A Queen Anne/George I miniature or toy spoon, with a plain rattail and a lozenge shaped terminal, maker's mark only, '?B', unascribed 1710-20, 4.8cm long. 100-150.200

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