Trifid dessert spoon by Edward Wright

Norwich Castle owns the largest public collection of Norwich silver.


Length: 15.8 cm
Art Fund grant:
£1,625 ( Total: £6,500)
Acquired in:
Christopher Hartop

Dessert spoons made in Norwich are very rare and there is only one other Norwich example known, in a private collection. In addition, most trifid spoons are tablespoons. This dessert spoon belongs to what is known as the 'leopard's head and fleur de lis' group. The group is of high quality, and stylistically distinguishable from wares made by other contemporary workshops. There is a strong possibility that this spoon was made in the workshop of the Norwich goldsmith, Edward Wright who gained his Freedom in 1649.


Exhibited by How of Edinburgh in 1936; Sotheby's, 1963; Christopher Hartop.

Venue details

Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery Castle Hill, NORWICH Norfolk NR1 3JU 01603 493625

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