A William III silver West Country trefid spoon by Nicholas Browne, Exeter circa 1701, assay master William Ekins, makers mark twice, assay master once, later engraved "Breadalbane"
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A William III silver West Country trefid spoon by Nicholas Browne, Exeter circa 1701, assay master William Ekins, makers mark twice, assay master once, later engraved "Breadalbane"
Sold for £812 (US$ 1,265) inc. premium

Lot Details
A William III silver West Country trefid spoon by Nicholas Browne, Exeter circa 1701, assay master William Ekins, makers mark twice, assay master once, later engraved "Breadalbane" A William III silver West Country trefid spoon by Nicholas Browne, Exeter circa 1701, assay master William Ekins, makers mark twice, assay master once, later engraved "Breadalbane" Exeter 1690/1700 spoon Exeter 1690/1700 spoon Exeter 1690/1700 spoon
A William III silver West Country trefid spoon
by Nicholas Browne, Exeter circa 1701, assay master William Ekins, makers mark twice, assay master once, later engraved "Breadalbane"
ribbed rat-tail, the back of the stem prick-dot engraved TW, length 20cm, weight 1.5oz.

Footnotes

  • William Ekins was the first assay master of Exeter in 1700/01, reappointed in 1709, he was related to the Browne family.

    Provence; the Marquess of Breadalbane sale 12th May 1926 Christies, King Street.

    Breadalbane relates to The 1st Marquess of Breadalbane (1851-1922) was an enthusiastic collector of silver and one of the pioneers in the field of early spoons. He signed each of his spoons with his name.

    Information derived from T. Schroder, British and Continental Gold and Silver in the Ashmolean (2009)
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