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Trefid spoon


Origin: London

Date: 1690-1691

20.8 cm length; 57 g weight

Marks/Maker: London, sterling standard, 1690-1, maker's mark OG, fleur-de-lis below, in a shield, possibly for Obidiah Greville

Bequeathed by A.T. Carter, 1947; WA1947.150

T. Schroder (2009), no. 381

Information derived from T. Schroder, British and Continental Gold and Silver in the Ashmolean (2009)

Trefid: The ‘trefid’ type spoon is the first of the modern types. The earliest English example is hallmarked for 1662 and has no relation to previous English spoons. Referred to in the Goldsmith’s Company court minutes as “French fashion spoons”, they are thought have come across the channel following the Restoration of Charles II.