Sugar Sifter Spoon

English (London)
1786–87
Marked by Thomas Wallis II (first mark entered 1778)


Object Place: Europe, London, England

Dimensions

W. 5.1 cm x L. 17.1 cm (2 x 6 3/4 in.); Weight: 39 gm (1 oz 3 dwt)

Accession Number

40.194

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver

The spoon, forged from one piece, has a deep round bowl pierced with crosses and garlands in a geometric pattern. The curving stem has an “Old English” end with a bright-cut medallion.

Inscription

Scratched on handle, "11147".

Markings

On back of stem, maker's mark TW (Grimwade 2975); lion passant; date letter l; sovereign's head

Provenance

Anonymous Gift to the MFA in Memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914). (Accession Date: April 11, 1940)

Credit Line

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