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Slip-Top Spoon

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The spoon has a fig-shaped bowl and a rectangular stem, cut at an oblique angle at the end. The spoon is forged from a single piece. The surface is deeply scratched and pitted.

Inscription

Engraved on slip-top, MG

Marks

In bowl, leopard's head crowned; on back of stem near bowl II a mullet below in a plain shield (Kent, 1981, p. 33); lion passant; indistinct date letter

Provenance

Anonymous Gift 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 1650

Object Place

London, England

Dimensions

L. 16.4 cm (6 7/16 in.); W. of bowl 4.8 cm (1 7/8 in.); Weight 34 gm ( 1 oz 2 dwt)

Accession Number

33.210

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver