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English silver-gilt spoon with an urn-shaped knop

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An image of Seal top spoon. Spoon/flatware. Unidentified silversmith, London. The spoon has a fig-shaped bowl on a tapering, slightly flattened, hexagonal stem. The seal top finial has a flattened gadrooned knop above a gadrooned urn-shaped knop. The back of the bowl is prick engraved 'CR'. The gilding is old but not contemporary with the manufacture of the spoon. The spoon is forged and the finial cast. They are soldered with a lap joint. Silver-gilt (silver, gold) length, overall, 17.8 cm, weight, whole, 65 g, 1572-1573. Elizabethan. English.

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Seal top spoon. Spoon/flatware. Unidentified silversmith, London. The spoon has a fig-shaped bowl on a tapering, slightly flattened, hexagonal stem. The seal top finial has a flattened gadrooned knop above a gadrooned urn-shaped knop. The back of the bowl is prick engraved 'CR'. The gilding is old but not contemporary with the manufacture of the spoon. The spoon is forged and the finial cast. They are soldered with a lap joint. Silver-gilt (silver, gold) length, overall, 17.8 cm, weight, whole, 65 g, 1572-1573. Elizabethan. English.

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  • Accession Number: M.5-1950
  • Photograph copyright © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
  • Aperture: f/39.0
  • Focal length: 120
  • Camera: Hasselblad H3DII-31
  • Photographer name: Jaymes Sinclair
  • Image height: 519 pixels
  • Image width: 1024 pixels
  • Processed with: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.6 (Macintosh)
  • Filesize: 83.51kB
  • Exposure time: 1/60
  • ISO Speed: 100
  • Fnumber: 39/1

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16th Century Artistic Movement Date Department Elizabethan English Fitz_AA Material Medium Nationalities Object Type Other Keywords Renaissance Silver Tudor Period Workflow _WF_AdOK _WF_KWD _WF_OPAC _WF_PCtd cast cutlery eating implement forged gadrooned gadroons gilded hexagonal implement knop seal top spoon silver-gilt silverware spoon

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