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Miniature fork and spoon set

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Fork has two flat tines, flat handle broadening to wavy end. Spoon has elliptical bowl, rat-tail drop, flat handle broadening to wavy end. Design of scrolls, leaves, and maskes engraved on front and back of handle enclosing oval medallions. Leaf design engraved around rat-tail

Inscription

engraved MW in block letters in an oval medallion at end of spoon

Marks

Spoon: mark IC in rectangle

Provenance

Mary Willoughby, m. Thomas Barton, 1710; for subsequent history see accession number 31.218.

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Dudley Leavitt Pickman

about 1700

Object Place

Boston, Massachusetts

Catalogue Raisonné

Buhler, 1972, No. 46

Dimensions

Overall (31.223): 11 cm (4 5/16 in.) Overall (31.222): 11.4 cm (4 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

31.222-223

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver flatware