Trefid Spoon

English (London)
1688–89
Marked by SH


Object Place: Europe, London, England

Dimensions

L. 19.7 cm (7 3/4 in.); W. of bowl 4.8 cm (1 7/8 in.); Weight 51 gm (1 oz 15 dwt)

Accession Number

33.213

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

Engraved on back of stem near terminus, TA

Markings

On back of stem, maker's mark SH in a shaped shield (Jackson, 1921, p. 140; rev. ed. 1989, p. 139); leopard's head crowned; lion passant; date letter I

Provenance

Anonymous Gift 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)