Skewer

English (Exeter)
1783–84
Marked by William Pearse (first mark entered 1774)


Object Place: Europe, Exeter, England

Dimensions

W.2.6 cm x L. 36.5 cm (1 x 14 3/8 in.); Weight: 99 gm (3 oz 1 dwt)

Accession Number

33.263

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver

The skewer is forged, with a tapering flat blade and, at the terminus, a shaped oval joined to a flattened ring. A garland is engraved around the oval.

Markings

Below ring handle, maker's mark WP (Jackson, 1989, p. 295); lion passant; Castle; date letter K

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)