Lace-back trefid spoon

English (Launceston)
1693–94
Marked by Francis Glanville


Object Place: Europe, Launceston, England

Dimensions

L. 20 cm (7 7/8 in.); W. of bowl 4.8k cm (1 7/8 in.); Weight 42.5 gm (1 oz 9 dwt)

Accession Number

1987.269

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver

The spoon has a deep oval bowl and a ridged rat tail. The flattened stem has a trefid terminus. The back of the bowl and the end of the terminus are decorated with a scrolling relief. The bowl and stem of the spoon are forged from a single piece. The decoration on the back of the bowl and the end of the terminus is die-formed. The interior surface of the bowl is pitted.

Markings

On back of stem, a florette (?); maker's mark GF conjoined in a shaped shiled (Jackson rev. ed. 1989, p. 318); a skull

Provenance

Purchased from How (of Edinburgh), London, May 27, 1987, Gift in memory of Kathryn Buhler from Her Friends

Credit Line

Gift in memory of Kathryn Buhler from Her Friends