Item: Spoon Description: Laceback
Trefid Hallmark: London 1683 by Lawrence Cole Dimensions: 190mm long,
Comments: An excellent Charles II period
example of one of the most sought after forms of trefid spoons. The spoon
has die-struck lace effect decoration around the rattail on the reverse of
the bowl and a similar repeat of the pattern around the front terminal.
Engraved baptismal initials can be seen on the reverse terminal of the
spoon. All the decoration is original and contemporary to the time of
The spoon is in very good condition with just slight wear
to the lace decoration. The hallmarks are very good too, with a clear
maker's mark for probably the premier producer of lacebacks. The lion's
head is worn, but the lion passant and date letter are both clear.
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