A William and Mary Provincial silver beaker, Scottish or Yorkshire circa 1690, plain cylindrical form with everted rim, on a concentric moulded foot, marks of thistle, Catherine wheel, h and thistle, 9.5cm high, 5.11ozt Note: Jackson records this identical mark without the thistle as unascribed Yorkshire circa 1690; see How, G E P, 1935, Early Scottish Spoons, Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, vol.69, January 14th, p.152, for the same marks on a trefid spoon with the thistle and a possibility of a Scottish origin, the thistle being the earliest recorded example of its use.

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