A RARE PAIR OF SCOTTISH DISC-END SPOONS, DEACON'S MARK OF GEORGE CRAUFIURD (CRAWFORD), EDINBURGH, CIRCA 1621-23
the shaped terminals engraved with initials M over HN conjoined, the stems engraved with leaves, short rat-tails, the backs of the bowls engraved IH
marked on backs of stems with city mark, deacon's mark twice, probably once as maker, with zigzag assay scrapes on back of stems
Length 7 in.
How of Edinburgh, London, November 1989;
Vogel Collection no. 516.
For a discussion of the rare and distinctly Scottish disc-end spoons see Ian Finlay, Scottish Gold and Silver Work, 11991 edition, pp. 95-97. See also How, English and Scottish Silver Spoons, chapter V, section II, where three disc ends of this period from the Bute Collection are discussed, pl. 8, p. 346.