117
117
Unascribed, possibly West Country
DIAMOND-POINT SPOON
Estimate
1,0001,500
LOT SOLD. 4,750 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
117
Unascribed, possibly West Country
DIAMOND-POINT SPOON
Estimate
1,0001,500
LOT SOLD. 4,750 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

A Private View: Property from the Country Home of Christopher Cone and Stanley J. Seeger

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Unascribed, possibly West Country
DIAMOND-POINT SPOON
typical plain form
maker's mark a hunting horn stamped once to the bowl, circa 1500
silver, silver-gilt
length: 15.8cm., 6 1/4 in. long; weight: 25.8gr., 16dwt.
circa 1500
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Catalogue Note

Diamond point spoons, so-called for the faceted shape of their finials, which Commander and Mrs How suggest (English and Scottish Silver Spoons, Medieval to Late Stuart and Pre-Elizabethan Hallmarks on English Plate, London, 1952, vol. I, p. 161), were based on the prick or goad spur which was common in the 13th century, eventually replacing the acorn as the most common form. The earliest example with full London marks is believed to date from 1493 but examples are known with several versions of the early leopard's head mark as well as several bearing a maker's mark only. A set of 'ii dozen and vi spoyns with dyamond poyntes' are recorded in the will of a Richard Morton of 1487 and cited by Timothy Kent in his introduction to The Benson Collection of Early Silver Spoons, p. 3.

A Private View: Property from the Country Home of Christopher Cone and Stanley J. Seeger

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London