128
128
probably Samuel Cawley, Exeter
APOSTLE SPOON, ST. PETER
Estimate
1,0001,500
LOT SOLD. 2,000 GBP
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128
probably Samuel Cawley, Exeter
APOSTLE SPOON, ST. PETER
Estimate
1,0001,500
LOT SOLD. 2,000 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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probably Samuel Cawley, Exeter
APOSTLE SPOON, ST. PETER
prick-engraved I.N over H.R over 1664, the stem later engraved H.S. 1741
maker's mark only a sexafoil with pellets to bowl, circa 1650
silver, silver-gilt
length: 19cm., 7 1/2 in.; weight: 53.2gr., 1oz. 14dwt.
active circa 1645 - 1673
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Catalogue Note

This spoon is part of the so called 'London Forgery Group' which Timonthy Kent discusses on page 5 of his book West Country Silver Spoons and Their Marks 1550-1750. He attributes the marks, which appears mostly, although not exclusively, on spoons of the 1650's, to Samuel Cawley, an Exeter Royalist goldsmith.

There were several examples from this group in the collection of H. D. Ellis, Esq. which was sold by Sotheby's in 1935. This included two spoons, both with finials also modelled as St. Peter, bearing the same mark as the present lot (lots 85 and 86).

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

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London