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Mote Spoon

English
about 1770
Marked by Unidentified artist (French, 17th century)


Object Place, England

Dimensions

W. 2.2 cm x L. 13.7 cm (7/8 x 5 3/8 in.); Weight: 8.5 gm (2 dwt)

Accession Number

35.1634

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver

The spoon has an oval bowl with a shell back pierced overall with crosses and scrolls in a geometric pattern. The slender stem tapers to a point . The spoon is forged from a single piece.

Markings

On back of stem, maker's mark B in monogram (unrecorded), (struck twice).

Provenance

Bequest of Frank Brewer Bemis to the MFA. (Accession Date: November 7, 1935)

Credit Line

Bequest of Frank Brewer Bemis