A very fine William III Britannia Standard Trefid Spoon made in London in 1698 by John Downes.
A very fine William III Britannia Standard Trefid Spoon made in London in 1698 by John Downes.
A very fine William III Britannia Standard Trefid Spoon made in London in 1698 by John Downes.
A very fine William III Britannia Standard Trefid Spoon made in London in 1698 by John Downes.
A very fine William III Britannia Standard Trefid Spoon made in London in 1698 by John Downes.

A very fine William III Britannia Standard Trefid Spoon made in London in 1698 by John Downes.

1698 London

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The Spoon is modelled in the Trefid form and displays a bead and reed rat tail on the reverse of the bowl. This example has a particularly wide end at the top of the stem, which is engraved with a set of contemporary prick dot initials. The stem displays a very crisp set of hallmarks and the spoon is of a very good gauge, has a fine colour and good bowl, with very little wear.

This is the first time we have offered a piece by this maker who was the son of Robert Downes of Shefold, in the county of York, cutler. He was apprentice to George Garthorne, and was free in 1688. He had workshops in Wood Street, when this piece was made.

Length: 7.75 inches, 19.38cm
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