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The attractive floral and foliate decorated Carolean silver dish shown top was one of the top lots in a two-day auction of silver and jewellery held on January 3-4, selling for £3800.

Fully marked to the rim Simon Romney, London 1663 and with initials and the date 1668 to the centre, and handle for it weighs approximately 196gm or 6oz.


Exeter-hallmarked, early provincial flat ended spoon dated 1668, sold for £1000 at Whittons.

The auction also included a local, Exeter-hallmarked, early provincial flat ended spoon which was dated 1668 and took £1000.


Carolean 17th century covered porringer, £4250 at Whittons.

The following month a two-day sale devoted to silver, watches and coins held from February 7-8 included another piece of Carolean silver: this 17th century covered porringer marked for London 1679, possibly by Robert Cooper and engraved with an armorial to the centre. It sold for £4250.