Trefid Spoon

English (London)
about 1678
Marked by John Smith (English, 1652–1742)


Object Place: Europe, London, England

Dimensions

L. 18.4 cm (7 1/4 in.); W. of bowl 4.5 cm (1 3/4 in.); Weight 42.5 gm (1 oz 8 dwt)

Accession Number

42.83

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.

Provenance

Anonymous Gift to the MFA in Memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914). (Accession Date: February 12, 1942)

Credit Line

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