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Trefid Spoon

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

Inscription

Engraved on back of stem near terminus, TA

Marks

On back of stem, maker's mark SH in a shaped shield (Jackson, 1921, p. 140; rev. ed. 1989, p. 139); leopard's head crowned; lion passant; date letter I

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), 1688–89

Object Place

London, England

Dimensions

L. 19.7 cm (7 3/4 in.); W. of bowl 4.8 cm (1 7/8 in.); Weight 51 gm (1 oz 15 dwt)

Accession Number

33.213

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver