Trefid Spoon

English (London)
1673–74
Marked by John Smith (English, 1652–1742)


Object Place: Europe, London, England

Dimensions

L. 20.2 cm (7 15/16 in.); W. of bowl 4.9 cm (1 15/16 in.); Weight 56.7 gm (1 oz 19 dwt)

Accession Number

33.211

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver

The spoons are identical in form. Each has a deep oval bowl with a ridged rat tail and a flattened stem with a trefid terminus.

Construction:
The bowl and stem of the spoon are forged and formed from a single piece.

Markings

On back of stem, maker's mark IS crowned in a plain shield (Kent, 1981, p. 34); leopard's head crowned; lion passant; date letter Q

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)