Probably by John Betts (first mark entered 1705)
Object Place: Europe, London, England
W. 4.1 cm x L. 20.5 cm (1 5/8 x 8 1/16 in.); Weight: 70.9 gm (2 oz 6 dwt)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Each spoon is forged from a single piece of silver and has a deep oval bowl, a rat tail, a flattened stem, and a dog-nose terminus. On the back of the stem is an engraved cartouche containing a pillow and traces of obliterated initials.
Same as 35.1581 except the maker's mark has been struck twice on top of itself and the date letter is mostly obscured.
On back of stem, maker's mark B (similar to Grimwade 154); Britannia; lion's head erased; date letter i.
Bequest of Frank Brewer Bemis to the MFA. (Accession Date: November 7, 1935).
Bequest of Frank Brewer Bemis