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Ornate "Royal Portrait" pewter spoon, British, William III, in silver-base display with original ora

Currency:USD Category:Artifacts / Shipwreck Artifacts Start Price:1,000.00 USD Estimated At:1,000.00 - 1,500.00 USD
Ornate  Royal Portrait  pewter spoon, British, William III, in silver-base display with original ora
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1,800.00USDto M***o+ (270.00) buyer's premium + applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2011 Apr 28 @ 18:43UTC-4 : AST/EDT
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Ornate "Royal Portrait" pewter spoon, British, William III, in silver-base display with original orange-plastic sign and certificate, rare and important provenance. 650 grams total (43 grams for just the spoon); 8-1/2" x 3". A very elegant spoon (pied-de-biche type, trifid handle), with crowned head of William III at end, circular maker's mark with S-B and asterisk for Stephen Bridges of London on bottom near bowl, the underside of which is ornately designed, even gray color with spots of white. While some 131 spoons were recovered from this wreck, only 72 were of this Royal Portrait design, and this is one of the finest of those recovered, now elegantly housed in a display that contains over 1 lb of sterling silver in its base. The Henrietta Marie was heavily touted by the Fisher organization as the first and only slave ship found and salvaged and therefore of utmost archeological importance. Housed in a Plexiglas tube with silver base, with plastic display sign and Treasure Salvors certificate #548-2. From: Henrietta Marie, sunk in 1700 off Marquesas Key, southwest of Key West, Florida