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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.

Inscription

ARMORIALS: engraved on back of stem, near the end, the crest of Tatum; engraved on end of stem, the crest of Hall or Butts. INSCRIPTIONS: pricked on back of stem,"MW/Sept. ye 4th / 1725".

Marks

On back of stem, maker's mark PE (similar to Jackson, 1989, p293); leopard's head crowned; lion passant; Castle; date letter a

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 (Exeter), 1725–26

Object Place

Exeter, England

Dimensions

W. 4.2 cm x L. 20.8 cm (1 5/8 x 8 3/16 in.); Weight: 76.5 gm (2 oz 9 dwt)

Accession Number

33.253

Medium or Technique

Spring

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver