Acorn knop spoon

English
possibly late 14th–early 15th
Marked by Unmarked


Object Place: Europe, England

Dimensions

L.15.2 cm ( x 6 in.); W. of bowl 4.7 cm (1 7/8 in.); Weight 25.5 gm (19 dwt)

Accession Number

1988.291

Medium or Technique

Silver, parcel gilt

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver

The spoon has a fig-shaped bowl and a tapering hexagonal stem. The finial is in the shape of an acorn. The bowl, stem, and engraved finial of the spoon are forged from a single piece.

Provenance

Purchased from How (of Edinburgh), London, May 25, 1988, Helen and Alice Colburn Fund.

Credit Line

Helen and Alice Colburn Fund