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The fact that the date on the back of the bowl is 17 years later than the spoon's date mark leads one to assume that this spoon might have been given to a daughter on her marriage. The earliest recorded seal-top spoon in England was circa 1525 but the majority of these spoons were made in the 17th century and their manufacture faded out by the end of that century. The finial was never intended to be used as a seal. William Frend was a specialist spoonmaker and at least two of his apprentices - Thomas Brothwell and Richard Crosse are known spoonmakers.