Spoon

Description
A William and Mary Taunton laceback trefid (splitting into three parts) spoon, pricked EL over TW with the date 1692. Struck in Taunton dies (the stem die crisp, bowl die worn), the maker's mark is struck twice on the stem, ED for Ellen Dare, widow of Thomas Dare II (died 1685). Ellen continued the family business with energy and ability, surviving until 1738.
Accession Loan No.
TTNCM : 62/1988
Collection Class
Decorative Art
Common Name
spoon
Simple Name
spoon
Production Person Surname
Dare (died 1738)
Production Person Initials
Ellen
Period Classification
Post-Medieval (AD 1500-1800)
Production Date
1692
Production Town
Taunton
Production County
Somerset
Production Country
England
Material
metal, silver

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