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Lace-back trefid spoon

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The spoon has a deep oval bowl and a ridged rat tail. The flattened stem has a trefid terminus. The back of the bowl and the end of the terminus are decorated with a scrolling relief. The bowl and stem of the spoon are forged from a single piece. The decoration on the back of the bowl and the...

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On back of stem, a florette (?); maker's mark GF conjoined in a shaped shiled (Jackson rev. ed. 1989, p. 318); a skull


Purchased from How (of Edinburgh), London, May 27, 1987, Gift in memory of Kathryn Buhler from Her Friends

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Gift in memory of Kathryn Buhler from Her Friends

English (Launceston), 1693–94

Object Place

Launceston, England


L. 20 cm (7 7/8 in.); W. of bowl 4.8k cm (1 7/8 in.); Weight 42.5 gm (1 oz 9 dwt)

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