Nathaniel Brassey (or Bracey) London, 1665




A very early example, of heavy gauge,

the lace back bowl with a straight shaft ending in a scrolled lace-top

trefid terminal pin pricked  verso *L* over *I*S* with further stars above and below


Condition: Very good; some wear to bowl center verso; maker and date mark only;

marks slightly weak


Nathaniel Brassey, citizen of Haberdasher, was the master for both well known spoonmakers

Thomas Tysoe and Samuel Hitchcock.

See London Silver Spoonmakers 1500-1697, Timothy Kent, p. 49 for discussion


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.


8.25” Long












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 Lace-Back Trefid Spoon, Nathaniel Brassey, 1665, London  


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