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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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Engraved on each piece: M over GS; MK


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


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


Overall: 4.5 x 19.5 x 2.5 cm (1 3/4 x 7 11/16 x 1 in.); Weight 56.7 gm (1 oz 19 dwt)

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Medium or Technique

Silver gilt, steel