CHARLES I SILVER SLIP TOP SPOON
Ingram Francis, London, 1638-9
The ovoid bowl marked with a crowned leopard’s head, the heel with a rudimentary V-rattail attachment to the tapering hexagonal shaft with slipped end, the date letter B at the stem end, the lion passant and maker's mark
clearly struck near the bowl
Mark : Jackson's 2009 Edition, p. 117 (as found on a seal top)
(Francis was apprenticed to well known spoon-maker Edward Hole)
Condition : Excellent; the bowl has been lightly polished, but not overpolished
The images are oversized for inspection
6-5/8" Long / 1.6 oz.
Also See :
Probably Norwich or East Anglia, England
Unascribed, thrice marked with bird, c1570-80
The nimbus pricked 'SR' over 'CR';
The bowl verso with a later monogram ME
7.25" Long / 2.1 oz.
Mullet over Annulet; London, 1586-7
Mark : Jackson's 2009, p.100 (on spoons)
The seal pricked with initials E S ;
6.75" Long / 1.6 oz
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Charles I Silver Slip Top Spoon, Ingram Francis, London, 1638-9