Trefid spoon

English (London)
1671–72
Probably by John King


Object Place: Europe, London, England

Dimensions

L.18.9 cm (7 7/16 in.); W. of bowl 4.61 cm (1 13/16 in.); Weight 36.9 gm (1 oz 4 dwt)

Accession Number

38.1642

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver

The spoon has a deep oval bowl, a ridged rat tail, and a flattened stem with a trefid terminus. The bowl and stem of the spoon are forged from a single piece.

Inscription

Pricked on back of stem, EW, 1682

Markings

On back of stem, maker's mark IK a rose and two pellets below in a plain shield (Kent, 1981, p. 35); leopard's head crowned; lion passant; date letter D

Provenance

Until 1938, Dr. George L. Walton; 1938, gift of Dr. George L. Walton to the MFA. (Accession Date: November 10, 1938)

Credit Line

Gift of George L. Walton