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ELIZABETH I SILVER SEAL TOP SPOON
London, 1586-7 / Maker's Mark Mullet over Annulet

 

 

 

 

 

The ovoid bowl struck with a crowned leopards head, the heel with a rudimentary V rattail attachment 

to a hexagonal shaft with visible V-joint to a part-fluted and decorated final with seal top,

the seal pricked with the initials I. S, or E S, within faint leafy foliage

 

Marks :  London, Lion Passant and date mark I quite good;

Maker's Mark Mullet over Annulet with center effaced. Jackson's 2009 Edition p. 100, 1580-1,

as found on various spoons : 1580-1, 1584-5, 1586-7 (as above), and 1596-7. 

The previous Jackson's had the slightly differing forms of the mark listed separately.

 

 

Condition : No repairs found; slightly clean - the bowl cleaner than the shaft

The images are oversized for inspection

 

 

Of Note in 1586-87 :

 

On October 12, 1586, Elizabeth I sent to the imprisoned Mary Stuart, Queen of the Scots, a letter accusing Mary of attempting treason : "...attempted to take my life and bring my kingdom to destruction by bloodshed." Although Elizabeth was greatly torn about the execution order of cousin and a fellow sovereign, Mary Stuart was tried and found guilty.  She was executed on February 8, 1587, in the Great Hall at Fotheringhay Castle, Northamptonshire. 

The outcome oh her trial troubled Elizabeth for the rest of her life.

 

6.75" Long / 1.6 oz

 

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Also See :

 

 

 

Elizabeth I Provincial Silver-Gilt Apostle Spoon, St. Paul

Probably Norwich or East Anglia, England

 Unascribed, thrice marked with bird, c1570-80

The nimbus pricked 'SR' over 'CR';

 The bowl verso  with a later monogram ME

7.25" Long / 2.1 oz.

Charles I Silver Slip Top Spoon

Ingram Francis, London, 1638-9

Mark Jackson's 2009 Edition, p.117 (as found on a seal top)

(Francis was apprenticed to well known spoon-maker

Edward Hole)

6-5/8" Long / 1.6 oz. 

 

Click for a related article:

 

 

EARLY BRITISH TABLE SILVER : A SHORT HISTORY

&

   Early British Table Silver : A Catalog

 

 

 

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Elizabeth I Silver Seal Top Spoon, London, 1586-7, Mullet over Annulet