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ELIZABETH I PROVINCIAL SILVER-GILT APOSTLE SPOON, ST. PAUL

Probably Norwich or East Anglia, c1570-80

Marked Thrice with a Bird in Flight

 

    

 

    

 

 

ELIZABETH I PROVINCIAL SILVER-GILT APOSTLE SPOON, ST. PAUL

Probably Norwich or East Anglia, c1570-80

Probably Norwich or East Anglia, Unascribed, Marked Thrice with a Bird in Flight (Displayed)

 

The gilt figure of St. Paul with a solid nimbus holding a sword and Bible, on a tapering hexagonal stem with rudimentary v-rattail, the fig-shaped bowl marked on the interior with a bird in flight (or displayed) in conforming punch, script engraved to the back 'ME';  the shaft marked twice with a corresponding bird in flight, the nimbus pricked 'SR' over 'CR'; possibly an additional mark on the v-rattail; remains of gilt to shaft and bowl; wear to gilt on the figure and nimbus

 

 Provenance : Sotheby’s London, June, 1986

 

Condition : Excellent; normal scratches and small dings; only patchy remains of gilt on the bowl and shaft, with wear to the gilt on the figure; no breaks or repairs observed under high magnification

 

 Length: 7-1/4 in (18.4 cm) / Weight: 2.1 oz

 

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Also See :

 

 

 

Elizabeth I Silver Seal Top Spoon

  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

Charles I Silver Slip Top Spoon

Ingram Francis, London, 1638-9

Mark Jackson's 2009 Edition, p.117 (as found on a seal top)

6-5/8" Long / 1.6 oz. 

 

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Elizabeth I Provincial Silver-Gilt Apostle Spoon, St. Paul, Probably Norwich or East Anglia, Mark of Bird in Flight Thrice, c1570-80