Seal-Top Spoon

The spoon has a fig-shaped bowl and a tapering hexagonal stem. The baluster support is surmounted by a circular seal.

Construction:

The bowl and stem of the spoon are forged from a single piece. The seal and baluster support are cast and applied. Traces of gilding remain on the finial.

Inscription

Stamped on back of stem, Breadalbane

Marks

In bowl, Exeter town mark; on back of stem, maker's mark C ESTON in a rectangular shield (Jackson, 1921, p. 331; rev. ed. 1989, p. 289)

Provenance

Marquess of Breadalbane, Newick Park, Sussex; Anonymous Gift in Memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914). (Accession Date: February 12, 1942)

Credit Line

Anonymous gift in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914)

Seal-Top Spoon

Exeter, England
Dimensions
L. 16.5 cm (6 1/2 in.); W. of bowl 4.8 cm (1 7/8 in.); Weight 42.5 gm (1 oz 8 dwt)
Medium or Technique
Silver
Classification
Silver
Type
flatware
Accession Number
42.82
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