Item: Spoon Description: Trefid with reeded
Hallmark: London 1668 by Benedict Prosser Dimensions: 185mm;
very fine example of an extremely early trefid spoon. This early Charles
II spoon is in great condition with a full bowl and a fabulous set of
hallmarks - including the date letter located towards the terminal in the
manner of slip top and puritan spoons. Silver by this specialist spoon
maker, who was working during the 1660's, is scarce.
In addition to the initial "A" on the reverse
terminal, the spoon bears an interesting engraved figure of a man with
scythe to the front. This spoon was made soon after the reformation of the
monarchy and the Great Fire of London.
A rare and interesting piece!
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