An early 18th century silver Mote Spoon.
An early 18th century silver-gilt Mote Spoon, circa 1725, struck with a maker’s mark ‘IC’, the bowl engraved on both sides.
The maker ‘IC’ has not been identified because there are a number of possible makers using these initials. The spoon was almost certainly made in London and is an interesting example with engraved ornamentation around the piercing.
Good overall with wear to the original gilding. Two small hairline cracks in the piercing.
Length – 15.40 cm.; Width – 3.20 cm.; Weight – 7 gms.