Charles I Seal Top Spoon by Daniel Cary, London 1627

Charles I silver seal top spoon London 1627 Daniel Cary
Charles I silver seal top spoon London 1627 Daniel Cary DSCN1368 DSCN1369 v2 DSCN1370 v2 DSCN1371 DSCN1373 DSCN1374 DSCN1375 v2


Spoon - Seal top - London 1627 by Daniel Cary - 16.9cm long; 57g - GV/4304

This is a top quality Charles I silver seal top spoon with a good weight in the hand. 

The spoon has an attractive cast, baluster form seal finial and an excellent unworn, fig-shaped bowl. The bowl is struck as appropriate with a crowned leopard's head mark and the hexagonal stem is struck thrice to the reverse side. The hallmarks include a very clear date letter "k" for 1627 and lion passant, but although the maker's mark is mis-struck it appears to be the "D" of Daniel Cary's "D" enclosing a "C" mark  -the quality of the spoon would suggest this is the case too. The spoon is in excellent condition.

Daniel Cary was an important early 17th century spoonmaker with a spoonmaking lineage that include his master Patrick Brue with whom he began his apprenticeship in 1598. He went on to train several later specialist spoonmakers as his own apprentices including his son William, John Saunders, John Feake and Stephen Venables.