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The knife has a tapering cylindrical handle with a bun-shaped terminus. It is engraved with scrolling foliage and acanthus leaf borders. The fork has four tines, a flattened stem, and a trefid terminus. The spoon has an oval bowl, a rat tail, and a flattened stem with a trefid terminus. The...

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Inscription

Engraved on each piece: M over GS; MK

Marks

On back of stem of fork and spoon, maker's mark PH a mullet between, a crescent below and two ermine spots and a crown above in a shaped shield (Jackson, 1921, p. 150; rev. ed. 1989, p. 140); leopard's head crowned; lion passant; date letter M

Provenance

Purchased from Fireston & Parson, Boston, May 13, 1964, Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour.

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour

English (London), 1689–90

Object Place

London, England

Dimensions

Overall: 1.9 x 21.1 cm, 70 gm (3/4 x 8 5/16 in., 2.47 oz.)

Accession Number

64.705

Medium or Technique

Silver gilt, steel

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver