Tyne and Wear HER(6585): Newcastle, The Close, four spoons - Details
Newcastle, The Close, four spoons
Food Preparation and Consumption
Food Preparation Equipment
Four rat-tailed spoons, c.1728. Maker's mark for Robert Makepeace. A castle is engraved into the end of the spoons. A punch ladle also 1728 and three fronged forks c.1790, maker's mark for John Mitchison, 6.5 inches long, all formerly belonging to the Mansion House, were sold at dispersal of the Mansion House plate.
Archaeologia Aeliana, 1899, Series 2, Vol XXI, p 45.