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CHARLES I SUSSEX Sterling Silver Seal Top Spoon by William Dobson. Sussex circa 1631.

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Excellent Sussex silver CHARLES I seal top spoon.
Maker: William Dobson. Lewes circa 1631.

The seal top has traces of gilding and a scratched initialled HW over 1631 over MH.
The bowl is fig-shaped and the spoon has a tapering facetted stem.
The spoon has very clearly stamped hallmarks, an extremely attractive patina and a very impressive list of provenances. The hallmarks are illustrated in Kent, T. Sussex Silver and its Makers. This spoon was exhibited at the launch of the Sussex silver book, at J. H. Bourdon-Smith, Masons Yard, on 12 December 2002.

This is a very good spoon which has been in a number of very prominent Early Spoon collections.

Length: 6.7 inches (17cm)
Weight: 1.5 troy ounces (47 grams)
c 1631
Sterling silver
Very good indeed with a lovely patina.