Solid heavy gauge silver trefid spoon made by Yorkshire based silversmith Frank Finley Clarkson. Made to commemorate the Queens Coronation hallmarked in London in 1952.
Silver Trefid Spoon Frank Finley Clarkson 1952
Heavy gauge silver trefid spoon made for Queen Elizabeth II's Coronation dated London 1952 by Yorkshire based silversmiths Frank Finley Clarkson.
The Trefid spoon style originated in France and was called the ‘Pied de Biche’ or Deer’s foot. It was introduced from France during the reign of Charles II around approximately 1660 and soon became the fashion of the day for those who could afford a silver spoon.
This spoon was made to commemorate the coronation of Elizabeth II and was hallmarked in London in 1952. It has crisp clear hallmarks and was made by Frank Finley Clarkson who although registered with Goldsmiths Hall in London for his hallmarking, was actually based in Northallerton, Yorkshire. He was active from 1902 until 1952, this spoon being one of the last items from his collection.