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German spoon with a wooden bowl and a silver handle with a pomegranate finial

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An image of Cutlery, flatware. Spoon. Unknown silversmith, Germany. Unknown woodworker, Germany. The wood bowl is a fig-shaped on a tapering stem which has been incised with two pairs of lines on the front. The silver handle is embossed with tapering spiral flutes and terminates in a silver-gilt pomegranate, which is capped with a quatrefoil (one petal missing). The stem and back of the pomegrate are scratch engraved 'MK' and 'RK' respectively. The wood bowl and tapering stem were carved. The silver handle was embossed and the seam down the back was soldered. The pomogranate was gilded and soldered to the silver handle. The hollow silver handle was glued over the short wood stem. The initials were engraved. Fruit wood, silver and silver-gilt, length, overall, 15.3, cm, 1650-1700. Production Note: the silver is not stamped with a maker's mark or any other identifying marks.

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Cutlery, flatware. Spoon. Unknown silversmith, Germany. Unknown woodworker, Germany. The wood bowl is a fig-shaped on a tapering stem which has been incised with two pairs of lines on the front. The silver handle is embossed with tapering spiral flutes and terminates in a silver-gilt pomegranate, which is capped with a quatrefoil (one petal missing). The stem and back of the pomegrate are scratch engraved 'MK' and 'RK' respectively. The wood bowl and tapering stem were carved. The silver handle was embossed and the seam down the back was soldered. The pomogranate was gilded and soldered to the silver handle. The hollow silver handle was glued over the short wood stem. The initials were engraved. Fruit wood, silver and silver-gilt, length, overall, 15.3, cm, 1650-1700. Production Note: the silver is not stamped with a maker's mark or any other identifying marks.

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  • Accession Number: MAR.M.143-1912
  • Photograph copyright © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
  • Aperture: f/32.0
  • Focal length: 120
  • Camera: Hasselblad H3DII-31
  • Photographer name: Katie Young
  • Image height: 620 pixels
  • Image width: 1024 pixels
  • Processed with: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.0 (Windows)
  • Filesize: 47.24kB
  • Exposure time: 1/125
  • ISO Speed: 100
  • Fnumber: 32/1

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17th Century _WF_AdOK _WF_KWD _WF_OPAC _WF_OPAC_pending carved cutlery embossed embossing European flatware fluted fruit wood fruits fruitwood German gilded gilding pomegranate service ware Silver silver gilt silver-gilt silverware spirals spoon stem tableware wood wooden

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