Seal-Top Spoon

English
1595–96
Marked by WR


Object Place: Europe, York, England

Dimensions

L. 17.2 cm (6 3/4 in.); W. of bowl 4.9 cm (1 15/16 in.); Weight 56.7 gm (1 oz 19 dwt)

Accession Number

33.206

Medium or Technique

Silver, parcel gilt

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver

The spoon has a fig-shaped bowl and a slightly tapering hexagonal stem. The lobed baluster support is surmounted by a circular seal. The finial is gilt. The bowl and stem of the spoon are forged from a single piece; the seal and baluster support are cast separately, chased, and applied.

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)