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Spoon (Sweden)

This is a spoon. It was made by Erik Barck. It is dated ca. 1715 and we acquired it in 1903. Its medium is silver. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was donated by Samuel P. Avery. It is credited Gift of Samuel P. Avery.

Its dimensions are

L x W x D: 13.5 x 5.3 x 2.5 cm (5 5/16 x 2 1/16 x 1 in.)

It has the following markings

Stamped twice: maker's signature

It is inscribed

On reverse: engraved: "B.I.D" within curved foliate terminated band

Cite this object as

Spoon (Sweden); Made by Erik Barck (1697 – 1718); silver; L x W x D: 13.5 x 5.3 x 2.5 cm (5 5/16 x 2 1/16 x 1 in.); Gift of Samuel P. Avery; 1903-1-36

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Feeding Desire: Design and the Tools of the Table, 1500-2005.

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