SOLD - A Charles II Antique English Parcel-Gilt Apostle Spoon of Saint Simon

SOLD - A Charles II Antique English Parcel-Gilt Apostle Spoon of Saint Simon

Taunton, c. 1668 by J. Smith

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Description

Well modeled gilt terminal, with solid nimbus with serrated edge, pricked T C over R S 1668.<br /><br />

Provenance:<br />
S.J. Shrubsole, New York, November 1980;<br />
Vogel Collection no. 341.<br /><br />

Timothy Kent has identified this maker as probably John Smith, the son of Ambrose Smith, apprenticed under the London Company in 1651. See West Country Spoons and their Makers, p. 133, where this mark is reproduced. John Smith moved from Taunton to Barnstable in the early 1680s.

Dimensions

Size Length: 8 in.
Weight 2 oz. 2 dwt.
Stock No V9738

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