the spoons, going from left to right, are described below.
Circa 1275. Based on a silver original in Edinburgh museum. There
is an animals head where the ornate stem joins the bowl. Length 17cm. Price £ 6.00.
Diamond Top Spoon.
Circa 1400. The bottom half is copied from a pewter
original, illustrated in "Pewter Spoons" by Coventry Museum, whereas the top
half is copied from a silver original of the same date, illustrated in "English Silver"
by Charles Oman. Length 15cm. Price £ 5.00.
Acorn Top Spoon. Copied
from a pewter original that was excavated in York.
This style begins about 1400 and continues into the mid-seventeenth century.
Perhaps the most popular and widespread style of spoon. Length 15cm.
Price £ 5.00.
Wodewose Top Spoon.
Copied from a silver original dated 1478. The
wodewose featured in medieval folklore as the "wild man of the woods". He had
no conscience, ate till he was full, and possessed a wild, unbridled sexual appetite.
He is decorated with oak leaves and carries a big club. Length 16.5cm. Price £ 6.00.
Seal Top Spoon. This
style is popular from the mid-sixteenth to the mid-
seventeenth century. Bearing the design of a tudor rose as the seal. Length 16cm.
Price £ 6.00.
Slip Top Spoon. Copied
from an original in Gloucester Museum. This style can
be found as early as 1500, continuing into the 1650's. Length 16cm. Price £ 6.00.
Rat-Tail Spoon. Circa
1720. Illustrated in "Christies Pictorial History of English
and American Silver". Typical of the Hanovarian style. Length 15cm. Price £ 5.00.