Charles I Seal Top Spoon, 1632
Spoon - Seal Top - London 1632 by Richard Crosse - 15.8cm, 39g - Ref: SK/8549
This is a good Charles I silver seal top spoon with baluster finial, fig-shaped bowl and hexagonal stem. The bowl mark is a little rubbed, but the date letter to the reverse is clear. The maker's mark is only partly struck but appears to be the RC mark of the specialist spoonmaker Richard Crosse (his mark is often slightly misstuck). Another feature common with Richard Crosse spoons is the slight wear to the finial - it may be that he over-used his casting moulds and even when new the decoration was indistinct.
Overall the spoon is in good order with the bowl retaining its original shape and all things considered is very competitively priced.