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Seal-Top Spoon

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The spoon has a fig-shaped bowl and a slightly tapering hexagonal stem. The lobed baluster support is surmounted by a circular seal. The finial is gilt. The bowl and stem of the spoon are forged from a single piece; the seal and baluster support are cast separately, chased, and applied.

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, 1595–96

Object Place

York, England

Dimensions

L. 17.2 cm (6 3/4 in.); W. of bowl 4.9 cm (1 15/16 in.); Weight 56.7 gm (1 oz 19 dwt)

Accession Number

33.206

Medium or Technique

Silver, parcel gilt

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver