marked for about 1640
Unknown, 19th century
Object Place: Europe, London, England
L. 16.7 cm (6 9/16 in.); W. of bowl 4.9 cm (1 15/16 in.); Weight 37.9 gm (1 oz 4 dwt)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
The spoon has a fig-shaped bowl and tapered hexagonal stem. The baluster support is surmounted by an oval seal. The spoon appears to have been cast in one piece. Traces of gilding remain on the upper portion of the baluster support underneath the seal. There is a large pitted area on the underside of the bowl.
Pricked on top of seal, *H* over S*N
In bowl, leopard's head crowned; on back of stem near bowl, indecipherable maker's mark; lion passant; indecipherable date letter, possibly A
Anonymous Gift to the MFA in Memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914).
(Accession Date: March 2, 1933)
Anonymous gift in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914)