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


Continued from pages 26/27/28/29



Lot 1028 Lot 1035

(Please note that the achieved price does not include the 17.625% buyers premium.)
LotAchieved
1028.A rare and interesting Charles I ascribed West Country apostle spoon, St James the greater with a large disk nimbus, pricked 'EK' over 'PC', on a straight sided stem with a small 'v' rattail, struck once in the bowl with the Taunton town mark, a 'T over a Tun' (overstriking another mark) and three times on the back of the stem with maker's mark 'SR' (conjoined), by Spencer Reeve (of Bath) 1630-1640, 18.1cm long, 1.6oz. 2500-3000.3500
1035A rare James I unascribed provincial hoof-end spoon, with a short, curved stem and a leaf shaped bowl, maker's mark only struck once in the bowl 'HL (conjoined) in a pelleted circle', unascribed 1605-1625, 10.2cm long, 1.7oz. 4000-6000.N/S
1036A rare Charles II ascribed North Country trefid spoon, with a ribbed rattail, scratched 'E.D' on the back of the terminal, by Thomas Mangy, York 1684, 19.7cm long, 1.5oz. 1500-2500.1400

Lot 1036 Lot 1038

1038A rare Charles II ascribed West Country three prong trefid fork, of good gauge, engrave don the terminal with coat of arms and the pricked date '1678' together with a matching Trefid spoon with a ribbed rattail and the scratched initials 'HH' both with maker's mark only, by Gabriel Felling, Bruton 1678-1680, the fork 18.5cm, the spoon 19.4cm long, 4.25oz. 6000-8000.6400

Lot 1040 Lot 1041 Lot 1043

1040.A George II Hanoverian pattern basting spoon, with a double drop bowl, crested, by John Gorham, London 1736, 12.3in (31.3cm) long, 5oz. 500-700.680
1041.A set of four Charles II Trefid spoons, with ribbed rattails, scratched 'P' over 'L.E' on the back of the terminals, by Lawrence Coles, London 1679, 19.7cm long, 6.5oz. 1800-2200.1400
1043.A rare Queen Anne/George I, ascribed West Country, canon-handled basting spoon, with a plain rattail and an oval bowl, engraved on the back 'RG' over 'MH' over '1727', 'Russell', 'Exeter' and crested, the handle with four spaced rings and a faceted section, by John Murch of Plymouth / Tiverton 1710-20, (maker's mark only struck four times), 36cm long, 4.7oz. See Kent, West Country Spoons and their makers, pp113/114 for details of this maker. 2500-3000.3700

Lot 1049 Lot 1050 Lot 1051 Lot 1052 Lot 1057 Lot 1061

1049.An extremely scarce Queen Anne three-prong marrow fork, engraved on the back with a crest and the scratch weight '1=19' by Lawrence Jones, London 1705, 20.4cm long, 1.75oz. 1200-1600.N/S
1050.An early George I ascribed West Country trefid spoon, with a beaded rattail, scratched 'MT' over 'IT' over '1718' on back of terminal, by Edward Richards, Exeter 1715, 20cm, 1oz. 300-400.460
1051.A rare Charles II ascribed West Country puritan spoon, with rudimentary 'V' rattail, scratched 'AW' on the back of the terminal, struck once in the bowl with maker's mark 'TC' in a heart shaped punch above a mullet, and thrice on the back of the stem with a script 'TC' mark, by Thomas Cory of Warminster c.1665, 16.3cm long, 1.2oz. 800-1200.1450
1052.A Queen Anne marrow spoon, with a plain moulded rattail, initialled 'IP' on the back of the stem, by Lawrence Jones London 1707, 20cm, 1.5oz. 250-300.360
1057.A rare Elizabeth I/James I, ascribed West Country seal top spoon, with a rudimentary 'V' rattail, the squat, gilt, hexagonal seal terminal pricked 'SP' over '1615' maker's mark only struck four times, 'RW in a shaped punch', by Robert Wade I, Taunton 1600-1610,15.3cm, 1oz. 1500-1800.2700
1061.A rare Queen Anne ascribed West Country wavy end spoon, with a mother of pearl bowl a plain 'v' rattail and a shaped junction, riveted and decorated with hatching, the back of the terminal engraved 'AJ' over 'SB' over '1704', maker's mark only, probably by Edward 'II' Sweet, Dunster, c.1704, 21cm long. 250-350.560

Lot 1062 Lot 1063, 1064

1062.A pair of Queen Anne wavy-end or dog-nose tablespoons, with plain rattails probably by Lawerence Jones, London 1708, 3.25oz. 200-250.260
1063.A Queen Anne silver-gilt wavy-end engraved sweet-meat spoon, with a plain rattail, mask decoration amongst scrollwork and the initial 'M', unmarked, unascribed 1705-1710, 11.1cm long, 0.25oz. 300-350.340
1064.A William III silver-gilt engraved trefid dessert spoon, with a ribbed rattail, maker's mark only, probably by Thomas Tearle, London c.1700, 15.2cm long, 0.50z. 400-500.440

Lot 1065 Lot 1066 Lot 1067, 1068 Lot 1070

1065.A matched pair of Queen Anne/George I wavy-end tablespoons, crested and initialled 'R' by two makers, London 1708/15, 3.5oz. 300-350.260
1066.A set of four Queen Anne wavy-end or dog-nose tablespoons, with plain moulded rattails each engraved with two crests, by Thomas Spackman, London 1705, 6.25oz. 600-700.500
1067.A rare Queen Anne two-prong sweetmeat or dessert fork, with a wavy-end or dognose terminal, maker's mark only, by Isaac Davenport, London c.1705, 5.3in (13.5cm) long, 0.5oz. 400-500.620
1068.A Charles I unascribed Wessex area seal top spoon, with a Salisbury 'A' type terminal (traces of gilding) pricked 'GR' over 'C' over the date '1665', maker's mark only struck once in the bowl 'DR (crowned)', unascribed probably Salisbury area 1630-1650, 17.4cm, 1.5oz. 600-700.820
1070.A Queen Anne wavy-end or dognose inscribed dessert spoon, "Prince of Wales's Coffee House.78" the reverse crested, by Isaac Davenport, London c.1705 (date letter worn), 1.1oz. 300-500.N/S

Lot 1071 Lot 1074, 1075 Lot 1076 Lot 1077, 1078

1071.A rare Charles II small trefid spoon, with a natural shell bowl, pricked 'AB.1685' on the front of the stem, lion passant and date letter only, London 1683, 11.1cm long. 300-400.N/S
1074.A Queen Anne unascribed wavy-end or dognose dessert spoon, crested and initialled 'M.Q', maker's mark only 'AS', unascribed c.1705, 0.75oz. 150-200.180
1075.A Queen Anne wavy-end or dognose dessert spoon, with a plain rattail, scratched 'MH' on the terminal, maker's mark only struck three times, probably by John Murch of Plymouth/Tiverton c.1705, 0.6oz. 300-400.260
1076.An Elizabeth I maidenhead spoon, with traces of gilding on the finial, pricked 'CP' on the back of the bowl, maker's mark a 'T over a crescent', London 1601, 16.2cm long, 1.2oz. 2000-2500.3000
1077.A rare Charles II ascribed East Anglican puritan spoon, scratched 'TI' over 'IK' over '85' on the back of the terminal, by Arthur Haselwood (II), Norwich 1665-1670, 18.5cm, 1.5oz. 2000-2500.3700
1078.A Queen Anne wavy-end or dognose three-prong fork, of intermediate size scratched 'W' over 'IM' on the back of the terminal, marks partially worn, London 1705-10, 17.5cm, 1oz. 150-200.110

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The Finial, December/January/February 2003/04


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