Charles II West Country Silver Gilt Trefid Spoon

Thomas Dare Jnr, Taunton c1680
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A good Charles II West Country silver gilt Trefid Spoon, the generous oval bowl stamped with the Taunton town mark. The terminal with pricked engraved initials M I over I T and dated 1680.

By Thomas Dare Jnr, Taunton, c1680 (makers mark struck twice)

Thomas Dare Junior of Taunton, became involved with anti-catholic movement under the Earl of Shaftsbury. He was fined £500 and imprisoned at Somerset assizes in 1680. He escaped to Holland where he became Paymaster General to the Duke of Monmouth. In 1685 - during the Monmouth rebellion, he was killed in Lyme Regis in a brawl while attempting to retrieve his stolen horse.

Reserved - £1,350.00

Condition
In good condition with no damage or repair, minor loss of gilding.
Dimensions
H
185 mm (7.28 inches)
W
46 mm (1.81 inches)
Weight
39.50 Grams (1.27 troy ounces)
Country
England
Stock Code
KO117
Medium
Silver Gilt