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ASSEMBLED SET OF 4 WILLIAM & MARY / WILLIAM III SILVER TREFID SPOONS
Francis Archbold, 1698, 1699 (2);

 1694 (1) John Cory; 1692 (1) (mark illegible, possibly Archbold)

London, Each Crested en Suite

 

Left to Right: Francis Archbold, 1698, 1699; 1692, mark rubbed; John Cory, 1694 

 

Left to Right: Francis Archbold, 1698, 1699; 1692, mark rubbed; John Cory, 1694

 

 

 

 

Archbold marks - Grimwade #82 (A & R visible in each)

 

Terminal flaw visible at right end of lower spoon (minor and to verso only)

 

Left: Illegible - 1692, possibly also Archbold

Right: I below crown within shield  (Tim Kent # 59, p. 49)

 

 

Comprising four trefid spoons crested en suite to the front with a talbot’s head out of a mural coronet

(Amory - Somerset or Co Clare, Ireland; South Carolina Interest):

2 Britannia silver spoons by Francis Archbold, dated 1698 and 1699 (Grimwade #82),

each with a reeded rattail attachment, one scratch engraved MB verso,

 

2 silver examples:

1694, John Cory (marks partially struck & rubbed (see London Silver Spoonmakers, 1500-1697, Tim Kent. p. 49, #59)

with beaded rattail attachment;

1692, with reeded rattail attachment, illegible maker's mark, the punch shape similar to that of Francis Archbold

 

Note :

The crest as engraved upon this assembled Set of Four William & Mary/William III Silver Trefid Spoons by Francis Archbold and John Cory hallmarked London between the years 1694 - 1698 is that of the family of Amory.  It may be blazoned as follows:

 

Crest: Out of a mural crown or a talbot’s head azure eared of the first

 

The family of Amory anciently stemmed from the County of Somerset and were resident at St Ann’s, near Bristol.  They further settled at Bunratty Castle in the County of Clare in Ireland and at Boston in the Colony of Massachusetts.  It is said that the Amorys of America were a family of considerable distinction; Thomas Amory, of Bunratty Castle, served as Lord Palatine of South Carolina, under John Locke’s charter, and further, Thomas’s uncle Jonathan Amory had also emigrated to South Carolina around the year 1690, and eventually became the Advocate General and Speaker of the House of Assembly of the colony.  In all probability and without any evidence to the contrary we may presume that these spoons were commissioned by member of the family either from the Somerset or Co. Clare.

 

Condition: Very good; all maker's marks rubbed; no repairs or reductions;

1692 example with a very minor flaw to the verso stem, visible above

 

5.9 oz. total weight

 

7 5/8" Long (3), 7 3/4" (1)

  

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Set 4 William & Mary / William III Silver Trefid Spoons, Francis Archbold, John Cory, London,  Crested : a talbot’s head out of a mural coronet (Amory - Somerset or Co Clare, Ireland; South Carolina Interest)