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Tablespoon

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The spoon is forged from a single piece of silver and has an oval bowl, a rat tail, a flattened stem, and a ribbed hanoverian terminus. The bowl is worn and pitted.

Inscription

Engraved on the back of the end of the handle, "A * B / S : F".

Marks

On the back of steam, maker's mark EH (Grimwade 594); leopard's head crowned; lion passant; date letter L

Provenance

Anonymous Gift to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 4, 1912)

Credit Line

Anonymous gift

English (London), 1726–27

Object Place

London, England

Dimensions

W. 4 cm x L. 20 cm (1 9/16 x 7 7/8 in.); Weight: 68 gm (2 oz 4dwt)

Accession Number

12.40

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver