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St. Thomas or St. Matthew Spoon, ca. 1661

This is a spoon. It is dated ca. 1661 and we acquired it in 2006. Its medium is parcel gilt silver. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

It is credited Museum purchase through gift of Joseph Holtzman and from General Acquisitions Endowment Fund.

Its dimensions are

L x W: 18.6 x 4.9 cm (7 5/16 x 1 15/16 in.)

It has the following markings

On spoon bowl: Exeter town mark of mid 17th century.

It is inscribed

Later (probably late 18th century) engraved "A. D. H." in Roman block letters on handle near bowl; the back of the bowl with original pricked initials "IF/F" above the date "1661".

Cite this object as

St. Thomas or St. Matthew Spoon, ca. 1661; England; parcel gilt silver; L x W: 18.6 x 4.9 cm (7 5/16 x 1 15/16 in.); Museum purchase through gift of Joseph Holtzman and from General Acquisitions Endowment Fund; 2006-7-1

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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