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Wrythen knop spoon

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The spoon has a fig-shaped bowl and a tapering hexagonal stem. The finial is in the form of a wrythen knop. The bowl and stem of the spoon are forged from a single piece. The finial is cast and applied. The gilding has been renewed.

Provenance

Charles G. Rupert, New York. December 13, 1947, Parke-Bernet, New York, lot 219, purchased by the MFA with the Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour for $960 [see note 1]. (December 29, 1947) NOTES: [1] MFA accession numbers 47.1616 - 47.1619 were acquired together.

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour

English (London), 1515–16

Object Place

London, England

Dimensions

L. 15.4 cm (6 1/16 in.); W. of bowl 4.8 cm (1 7/8 in.); Weight 31.9 gm (1 oz)

Accession Number

47.1618

Medium or Technique

Silver gilt

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver