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Silver spoon known as the 'Cunningham seal-top'

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Postcard of Silver spoon known as the 'Cunningham seal-top'.
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Silver spoon known as the 'Cunningham seal-top'

This silver spoon was made by William Cok, a goldsmith in Edinburgh in 1573.

The spoon has a fig-shaped bowl and a seal-top handle. The stamps on the stem are marks identifying the maker, his town, and Adam Craig, Deacon of the Incorporation of Goldsmiths.

The spoon was probably owned by Hugh Cunningham of Watterstoun, third son of the third Earl of Glencairn.

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Online ID: 000-100-000-924-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.MEQ 139
Date: 1573
Material: Silver. Inscription: [Edinburgh mark]; WC; AC; 1573
Dimensions: 160 mm H x 50 mm W
What: Spoon
Subject: Gold and silver (NMAS Classification)
Who: Adam Craige, deacon
William Cok, Edinburgh (Silversmith)
Where: Scotland, Midlothian, Edinburgh
Description: Silver spoon with fig-shaped bowl and seal-top handle, by William Cok, Edinburgh, 1573
  • How, G.E.P. 'Scottish Spoons' 
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