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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. The bowl is dented and pitted.

Inscription

Pricked on back of stem near terminus, AA over AS, 1962

Marks

On back of stem, indecipherable maker's mark I? crowned; leopard's head crowned; lion passant; date letter N

Provenance

Until 1938, Dr. George L. Walton; 1938, gift of Dr. George L. Walton to the MFA. (Accession Date: November 10, 1938)

Credit Line

Gift of George L. Walton

English (London), 1690–91

Object Place

London, England

Dimensions

L. 18.6 cm (7 5/16 in.); W. of bowl 4.5 cm (1 3/4 in.); Weight 42.5 gm (1 oz 8 dwt)

Accession Number

38.1643

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver