Serving Spoon

English (London)
about 1765
Probably by Thomas Chawner, Probably by William (I) Chawner


Object Place: Europe, London, England

Dimensions

W. 4.9 cm x L. 27.8 cm (1 15/16 x 10 15/16 in.); Weight: 88 gm (2 oz 16 dwt)

Accession Number

33.255

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver

The forged spoon has a shallow oval bowl and a long plain stem with an engraved feather edge. The bowl has been crudely repaired and the stem has been broken and soldered at the midsection.

Inscription

Engraved on end of stem in monogram, "WAC"; engraved on back of stem "Prince of Wales Coffee House / 61".

Markings

On back of stem, maker's mark TC with a W above and a C below (Grimwade 3817); lion passant; leopard's head crowned; date letter possibly k or p.

Provenance

Anonymous Gift to the MFA in Memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914). (Accession Date: March 2, 1933).

Credit Line

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