The spoon has a fig-shaped bowl and an hexagonal stem. The finial depicts Saint Peter holding a book in his right hand and a key in his left. The nimbus is pierced and rayed. The bowl and stem of the spoon are forged from a single piece. The apostle figure and nimbus are cast separately and applied.
Engraved on back of bowl, ET of GED; stamped on top of stem, T incuse
In bowl, leopard's head crowned; on back of stem near bowl, unidentified maker's mark (possibly Jackson, 1921, p. 108; rev. ed. 1989, p. 105); lion passant; date letter B
Marsden J. Perry, Providence, Rhode Island; Mrs. Howard Eric, Stamford, Conneticut. December 2, 1949, Parke-Bernet Sale, New York, lot 75, sold to the MFA and purchased with the Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour for $5,000 [see note 1]. (Accession Date: December 12, 1949) NOTES:  MFA accession numbers 49.1710 - 49.1721 were acquired together.
Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour
English (London), 1599–1600
- Artist Unidentified artist, Spanish, 14th century