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Tablespoon

Each spoon is forged from a single piece of silver and has a deep oval bowl, a rat tail, a flattened stem, and a dog-nose terminus. On the back of the stem is an engraved cartouche containing a pillow and traces of obliterated initials.

Marks

On back of stem, maker's mark B (similar to Grimwade 154); Britannia; lion's head erased; date letter i.

Provenance

Bequest of Frank Brewer Bemis to the MFA. (Accession Date: November 7, 1935).

Credit Line

Bequest of Frank Brewer Bemis

English (London), 1704–05

Object Place

London, England

Accession Number

35.1582

Medium or Technique

Spring

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver