Pair of Queen Anne Antique Silver Trefid Spoons made in 1707
A lovely pair of Queen Anne Britannia standard silver trefid spoons. The spoons have a reeded rat-tail design to the reverse.
|Made By||William Scarlett|
A lovely pair of Queen Anne Britannia standard silver trefid spoons.
The spoons have a reeded rat-tail design to the reverse.
The spoons are of an excellent colour and condition and still bear the contemporary initials “FL”.
William Scarlett was a specialist maker of spoons of this type and these are fine examples.
Dimensions: length 19.9 cm; weight 3.39 troy oz.
Information from Arthur G. Grimwade, “London Goldsmiths 1697 – 1837 Their Marks & Lives”
William, son of Thomas Scarlett, late of Dereham in the Country of Norfolk cooper deceased, apprenticed to Simon Scott 27th April 1687, may or may not be the same person. It is not possible to settle this, as, although Scarlett is described as “Free Imbroyder” in his mark entries, the freedom books of that company now commence only in 1694 and he was at work before this.
First mark as largeworker entered, undated, probably April 1697 on commencement of register. Address: Foster Lane. “Free Imbroyder”.
Second mark (sterling), 29th June 1720.
Third mark, 25th September 1722.
Fourth mark, 18th October 1725.
Heal records him as William Scarlet, goldsmith, Cradle Court, Cripplegate Ward, 1692-3; and plateworker, Foster Lane, 1697 – 1725. He was master of the Broderers’ Company in 1726 and was dead by 7th May 1729 (see John Harwood).
He is presumably the William Scarlett of St Leonard’s Foster Lane, married to Mary Flaskett widow, by licence at St. Mary Woolnoth, 29th May 1701. He must presumably also have been a widower, and Richard (above) born of a previous marriage which has not come to light.
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