Marked by John Smith (I) (free about 1690)
Object Place: Europe, London, England
W. 4.3 cm x L. 20.4 cm (1 11/16 x 8 1/16 in.); Weight: 73.7 gm (2 oz 7 dwt)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Each spoon is forged from a single piece of silver and has a deep oval bowl, a rat tail, a flattened stem, and a dog-nose terminus. On the back of the stem is an engraved cartouche containing a pillow and traces of obliterated initials.
Engraved on back of handle, "Staple: Inn:"
On back of stem, maker's mark SM (Grimwade 2580); Britannia; lion's head erased; date letter i.
Bequest of Frank Brewer Bemis to the MFA. (Accession Date: November 7, 1935).
Bequest of Frank Brewer Bemis