An Elizabeth I West Country silver seal top Spoon, by John J...

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An Elizabeth I West Country silver seal top Spoon, by John Jones, Exeter, circa 1576, town mark in bowl, 'I' and 'Ions' on stem with informal date letter 'B', some scratches to the hexagonal seal top, 6¼in (16cm) long, 1.21ozt. See T.Kent 'West Country Silver Spoons and their Makers', page 104 which describes Jones as 'One of the most important and successful provincial goldsmiths of his epoch'.
Provenance: from The Charles C Brian Collection.  Mr Charles Brian was a born in Plymouth in 1916; he trained as a solicitor and joined his family law practice, C G Brian & Sons. He had a great love of Plymouth and Devon, and amassed a collection of Exeter and Plymouth silver. His particular interest was his collection of early West Country spoons.

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Auction Date: 4th Dec 2021 at 10am

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