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Puritan spoon

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The spoon has an elliptical bowl and a slightly flared rectangular stem. The bowl and stem of the spoon are forged from a single piece. The lower rim of the bowl is worn and dented.

Inscription

On back of stem, RT to RT

Marks

In bowl, partially obliterated, leopard's head crowned; on back of stem, IK a rose and two pellets below in a plain shield (Kent, 1981, p. 20); lion passant; date letter I

Provenance

Until 1918, Crichton Brothers, London; 1918, sold by Crichton Brothers to Frank Brewer Bemis; 1935, bequest of Frank Brewer Bemis to the MFA. (Accession Date: November 7, 1935)

Credit Line

Bequest of Frank Brewer Bemis

English, 1666–67

Object Place

London, England

Dimensions

L. 18.7 cm (7 3/8 in.); W. of bowl 4.8 cm (1 7/8 in.); Weight 53.9 gm (1 oz 17 dwt)

Accession Number

35.1562

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver