Mote Spoon

English (London)
about 1780
Marked by Hester Bateman (1708–1794)


Object Place: Europe, London, England

Dimensions

W. 2.4 cm x L. 14.5 cm (15/16 x 5 11/16 in.) Weight: 8 gm (5dwt)

Accession Number

33.254

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver

The spoon has an oval bowl that is pierced overall with garlands and flowers in a geometric pattern. The slender stem tapers to a point. The spoon is forged from a single piece. The stem has been repaired at the midsection, raising the possibility that the spoon was converted from a plain teaspoon into a mote spoon.

Markings

On back of stem, lion passant; maker's mark HB (Grimwade 961).

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)