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Silver spoon

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Possibly made in Dundee

Silver spoon
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This is the front of a silver spoon dating from around 1640. It is known as a Puritan-end spoon and is very rare in Scotland, this being one of only five known examples. It was possibly made by Thomas Lindsay, a silversmith in Dundee.

Where the stem joins the bowl of the spoon there is an engraved decoration of a leaf and a rope moulding. The end of the stem is engraved with stylised flowers and leaves.

The Puritan-end spoon probably gets its name from the fact that it originally appeared during the period of Puritan domination in England. The Puritan name may also be because the spoon has a very plain shape.

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