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Trefid Spoon, one of two

Made by: Unknown

Currently in storage

About this object

The spoon has an oval bowl with a ridged rat tail at the back, and a flat handle which widens towards the end, ending in a trefid shape. The end of the handle and the back of the spoon are decorated with scrolling relief.

Made from:
Silver gilt
Made in:
London, England
Date made:
1686 (?)
19.8 cm (7 13/16 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
Signature marks:
MARK on back of the stem: Lion passant (sterling fineness, 1680-1697); Crowned leopard's head (London Assay office, 1680-1697); Date letter l (1688); TZ under a crown (unidentified maker)
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973