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The spoon has a deep oval bowl, a beaded rat tail, and a flattened stem with a trefid terminus. The bowl and stem are forged from a single piece.

Inscription

Pricked on back of stem "I.B / M . S / 1710".

Marks

On back of stem, maker's mark SW (Jackson,1989, p.292); Britannia; lion's head erased; Castle; date letter K

Provenance

Bequest of Dr. George L. Walton to the MFA. (Accession Date: April 10, 1941)

Credit Line

Bequest of Dr. George L. Walton

England (Exeter), 1710–11

Object Place

Exeter, England

Dimensions

W. 4.8 cm x L. 20.9 cm (1 7/8 x 8 1/4 in.); Weight: 51 gm (1 oz 13 dwt)

Accession Number

41.227

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver flatware