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Acorn knop spoon

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The spoon has a fig-shaped bowl and a tapering hexagonal stem. The finial is in the shape of an acorn. The bowl, stem, and engraved finial of the spoon are forged from a single piece.

Provenance

Purchased from How (of Edinburgh), London, May 25, 1988, Helen and Alice Colburn Fund.

Credit Line

Helen and Alice Colburn Fund

English, possibly late 14th–early 15th

Object Place

England

Dimensions

L.15.2 cm ( x 6 in.); W. of bowl 4.7 cm (1 7/8 in.); Weight 25.5 gm (19 dwt)

Accession Number

1988.291

Medium or Technique

Silver, parcel gilt

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver