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Seal-Top Spoon

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The spoon has a fig-shaped gilt bowl and a tapering stem with a lobed baluster terminus. The back of the bowl is engraved with a blank cartouche in a baroque surround. The bowl and stem are forged from a single piece, and the cast finial is applied.

Marks

On back of steam, maker's mark WW possible for Whilliam Wooller (first mark entered 1750) (similar to Grimwade 3364); lion passant; leopard's head crowned; date letter F.

Provenance

Bequest of Jas. W. Paige to the MFA. (Accession Date: April 16, 1895)

Credit Line

Bequest of James W. Paige

English (London), 1761–62

Object Place

London, England

Dimensions

W. 4.8 x L. 17.8 cm (1 7/8 x 7 in.) Weight: 56.7 gm (1 oz 16 dwt)

Accession Number

95.1163

Medium or Technique

Silver gilt

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver