M. FORD CREECH ANTIQUES & FINE ARTS
MATCHED SET OF THREE WILLIAM & MARY / WILLIAM III SILVER TREFID SPOOONS
Crested en Suite for the Family of Amory,
Somerset & Ireland; Boston & South Carolina
London, 1692, Partially Struck (Archbold?) / Francis Archbold, 1699 / John Cory, 1694
Comprising three silver trefid spoons
crested en suite to the front the family of Amory :
Out of a mural crown or a talbot's head azure eared of the first
Britannia silver spoon by Francis Archbold, 1699. (Grimwade #82),
with reeded rattail attachment;
London, 1692 with reeded rattail attachment & partially struck maker's mark (possibly Archbold);
1694 example, John Cory, beaded rattail attachment
(marks partially struck and rubbed;
see London Silver Spoonmakers, 1500-1697, Timothy Kent. p. 49, #59).
Cory worked at the "Signe of the Golden Cupp" 1697-1722,
and Archbold c1700; crested late 18c/early 19c.
Condition : Very good; all maker's marks rubbed; no repairs or reduction;
1692 example with a very minor flaw to the verso stem;
one with minor superficial line on bowl edge
7-5/8" / 4.5 oz.
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The crest as engraved upon this Matched Set of Three William & Mary/William III Silver Trefid Spoons
by Francis Archbold and John Cory hallmarked London between the years 1692 - 1699
is that of the family of Amory. It may be blazoned as follows:
Crest : Out of a mural crown or a talbot's head azure eared of the first
The family of Amory anciently stemmed from the County of Somerset
and were resident at St Ann's, near Bristol.
They further settled at Bunratty Castle in the County of Clare in Ireland
and at Boston in the Colony of Massachusetts.
It is said that the Amorys of America were a family of considerable distinction;
Thomas Amory, of Bunratty Castle, served as Lord Palatine of South Carolina, under John Locke's charter,
and further, Thomas's uncle Jonathan Amory had also emigrated to South Carolina around the year 1690,
and eventually became the Advocate General and Speaker of the House of Assembly of the colony.
In all probability and without any evidence to the contrary we may presume that these spoons
were commissioned by member of the family either from the Somerset or Co. Clare.
Heraldry Courtesy of John Tunesi of Liongam
Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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Matched Set 3 William & Mary / William III Silver Trefid Spoons, crestd for Amory, Somerset, Ireland, Colonial America
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