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
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,
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."
Elizabeth was greatly torn about the execution order of cousin and a
Mary Stuart was tried and found guilty.
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