Fine Silver and Objects of Vertu - Lot 1187


A rare matched pair of Charles II Irish silver Trefid spoons,

by Abel Ram, Dublin 1663, one with maker's mark only,

tapering oval bowls, slight tapering flat stems with trefid finials the reverse of the terminals scratch initialled 'I.G', lengths 19.8cm and 19.6cm, approx. weight 3.8oz. (2)

For the mark see Jacksons, Ian Pickford Edition, The Antique Collector's Club, 1989, page 625.

For another known example of a Trefid spoon by this maker, see Delamer, I., and O'Brien, C., 500 Years of Irish Silver, National Museum of Ireland, 2005, page 140, entry 24A.21.

Estimate: £7,000 - 10,000
Hammer Price £ 6,000


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