Diamond-point spoon

English (London)
about 1470–78
Marked by B


Object Place: Europe, London, England

Dimensions

L. 14.6 cm (5 3/4 in.); W. of bowl 4.5 cm (1 3/4 in.); Weight, 19.8 gm (15 dwt)

Accession Number

47.1617

Medium or Technique

Silver, parcel gilt

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver

The spoon has a fig-shaped bowl, tapering hexagonal stem, and a gilt diamond-point finial. The bowl, stem, and finial are forged from a single piece. There are splits in the bowl that have been filled with lead solder.

Provenance

Charles G. Rupert, New York. December 13, 1947, Parke-Bernet, New York, lot 217, 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