Maidenhead Spoon. Dating from as early as 1446
this style of spoon continued to be common
throughout the 15th and 16th century. The knop
shows a female figure which is most likely a
depiction of the Virgin Mary. This particular
spoon is noteworthy for the elaborate head-dress,
suggesting a date between 1450-70. Length 15cm.
Price £ 5.00.
Jewel top Spoon. Dated 1400 this rare spoon,
originally gold plated silver, has a coronet for
a knop, with the four fluer de leys slightly bent
over to hold a jewel, in this case a lapis lazuli
(the stone for self confidence).
Length 15.5cm.
Price £ 7.50.