Although this maker's mark is presently unattributed there are several goldsmiths of the period who may have used this mark. These include, John Frende (active from 1535), John Freeman (active from 1540), and Jasper Fysher, who served as prime warden in 1565.
London mark rubbed to bowl, partially legible, other marks clear to rear of stem. Terminal is worn with most gilding lost. nimbus is bruised and misshapen. Visible v-joint to front of stem below terminal. Bowl is worn, a bit thin and misshapen slightly. "In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."