A lovely fine example of a silver trefid spoon made during the reign of William III by Will Scarlett London 1696. Clear crisp marks.
Exceptionally fine silver trefid spoon William III by Will Scarlett 1696
A lovely fine example of a William III silver trefid spoon by Will Scarlett hallmarked in London in 1696. The terminal carries the initials MH probably baptismal. The hallmarks are very clear and the spoon is in excellent antique condition. This is a good quality example in excellent condition.
It weighs 44 grams and measures 20 cms long.
The spoon has two interesting additional features compared to a standard trefid. Firstly it has bead decoration along the rat tail to the reverse of the bowl and secondly on the terminal of the bowl it has the protruding "ears" which are seen on several of the surviving spoons from this era.
Condition: Excellent antique condition commensurate with age and light usage. The hallmarks are very crisp and clear. A lovely antique patina, the spoon has not been over cleaned.