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Mote Spoon

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The spoon has an oval bowl that is pierced overall with garlands and flowers in a geometric pattern. The slender stem tapers to a point. The spoon is forged from a single piece. The stem has been repaired at the midsection, raising the possibility that the spoon was converted from a plain...

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Marks

On back of stem, lion passant; maker's mark HB (Grimwade 961).

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 (London), about 1780

Object Place

London, England

Dimensions

W. 2.4 cm x L. 14.5 cm (15/16 x 5 11/16 in.) Weight: 8 gm (5dwt)

Accession Number

33.254

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver