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Spoon: M.76-1930

Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Silversmith: Unidentified

Entities

Categories

Description

Silver; the squared oval bowl is attached by a rat-tail on the back to a slender cast handle, which is approximately hexagonal in section. The terminal turns up to form a flat hexagonal seal-top which is initialled 'GD'.

Notes

History note: Frank Smart Collection

Legal notes

From the Frank Smart Collection, given by T.J.G. Duncanson

Measurements and weight

Length: 17.3 cm
Length: 6⅞ in
Weight: 48 g
Weight: 1:11 oz:dwt

Place(s) associated

  • Rome ⪼ Italy

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1930) by Duncanson, T. J. G.

Dating

17th Century, Late
1680 - 1700

Components of the work

Bowl
Handle
Initals

Materials used in production

Silver

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: GD
  • Location: On the top of the terminal
  • Method of creation: Engraved
  • Type: Initials

Inscription present: crossed keys with an indistinct symbol above, in a shaped cartouche

  • Location: On the back of the bowl and the back of the handle
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Town mark

Inscription present: possibly a fish in an oval cartouche

  • Location: On the back of the bowl and the back of the handle
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Maker's mark

Inscription present: a short zigzag

  • Location: On the back of the bowl and the back of the terminal
  • Method of creation: Engraved
  • Type: Assay scraping

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.76-1930
Primary reference Number: 163241
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 15 July 2020 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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