Spoon

French
15th century


Object Place: Europe, France

Dimensions

5.5 x 18.3 cm (2 3/16 x 7 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

36.462

Medium or Technique

Stone; agate, silver gilt

On View

Alyce Morrissey Gallery (Kunstkammer) (Gallery 143)

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Ecclesiastical ornaments

Agate and silver gilt. Semi-elliptical scoop of agate has upright rim mounted in silver-gilt and broad edge engraved CORPUS CHRISTI. Handle of agate also with silver-gilt mounts, with leaves at joining, figure of saint on front, and crouching dragon on tip. (See 136.26). Sacramental

Provenance

By 1928, Edward Perry Warren (b. 1860 - d. 1928); 1936, sold by the estate of Edward Perry Warren to the MFA for $500. (Accession Date: October 8, 1936)

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by Mrs. Charles Gaston Smith's Group