Thomas Issod, London, c1678

(T.Z above a pellet and below a crown)




The oval bowl with a molded rattail attachment surrounded by engraved scrolling foliage,

which extends up the flat shaft with an engraved and molded lace-top trefid terminal,

further engraving at the bowl juncture



TZ - Thomas Issod - TZ crowned,

see London Silver Spoonmakers, 1500-1697, Tim Kent, p. 50, #61,

for a discussion of the mark. Lace-back spoons by Thomas Issod have sold for up to ?3750. 

Lace-back trefids are much rarer than plain trefids – the earliest of the modern form. 

The earliest trefid recorded is in 1662, becoming more common in the 1670’s,

and were made only until c1700.


Condition: a quite handsome spoon with excellent definition to the engraving and chasing; tiny loss to

trefid lobes on one side; date letter and lion passant soft; pricked terminal initials obliterated or removed


1.4 oz.


7 1/2” Long






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Also See :



Charles II Silver Lace-Back Trefid Spoon

Edward Hulse, London 1681


Pair Charles II Silver Lace Front & Back Trefid Spoons, Robert King, 1678


Pair Charles II Silver Lace Front & Back Trefid Spoons
Robert King, London, 1678





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Charles II Silver Laceback Spoon, Thomas Issod, London, 1678 


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