William Mathew

Pre Britannia Standard Trefid Spoon

rat tailed, the handle pricked M over IM, William Mathew, London possibly 1686 or 1688

Notes: William Mathew was apprenticed to John Smith in 1675 and free in 1683. He probably died in 1707. See “London Silver Spoonmakers 1500 to 1697” by T.A Kent for further information.

Measurements:
length 19.5 cm weight 55 grams
Provenance:
vendor documents (ref 36) note purchased in Portobello Road, 25th April 1975, Estate of the late Dr Dominic Louis Serventy
  • EStimate $250 - $350
  • sold $360 Incl BP
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