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Puritan Spoon

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The spoon has an elliptical bowl and a rectangular stem. Construction: The bowl and stem of the spoon are forged from a single piece. The surface of the spoon is pitted overall.

Marks

In bowl, leopard's head crowned; on back of stem near bowl, maker's mark II in a plain shield (Jackson, 1921, p. 124; rev. ed. 1989, p. 119); lion passant, date letter O

Provenance

Anonymous Gift to the MFA in Memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914). (Accession Date: March 2, 1933)

Credit Line

Anonymous gift in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914)

English (London), 1651–52

Object Place

London, England

Dimensions

L. 17.3 cm (6 13/16 in.); W. of bowl 5.2 cm (2 1/16 in.); Weight 53.9 gm (1 oz 17 dwt)

Accession Number

33.209

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver