Item: Spoon Description: Seal-top
Hallmark: Taunton circa 1631 by Robert Wade Dimensions: 178mm;
Comments: A fine Charles I period seal
top spoon. The spoon is gilt all over and is in fine all round condition
with a lovely feel in the hand. The bowl retains it's full shape and the
large seal is in good condition. The terminal is dot prick engraved with
betrothal initials and date. The spoon is struck four times with clear
examples of the maker's "RW" mark.
A very similar seal top spoon by Wade is illustrated in
"Seventeenth Century Somerset Silver" by Tim Kent as spoon 14
dating from 1633.
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