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Spoon with Lion's Head Spoon

This is a spoon. It is dated mid-19th century and we acquired it in 1985. Its medium is silver, gold. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was donated by Eleanor L. Metzenberg. It is credited The Robert L. Metzenberg Collection, gift of Eleanor L. Metzenberg.

Its dimensions are

L x W: 19.8 x 4 cm (7 13/16 x 1 9/16 in.)

It has the following markings

On back of bowl: [1] two crossed swords, "12" between the blades, "D" between the sword handles, horizontal line across swords, stamped (mark for Dresden?) (see: Tardy, Silver, 198, p.36; Dresden, 1730) [2] "G", stamped (year mark?) [3] "TM", stamped (maker's mark?) [4] zigzag line, incised (assayer's test mark)

It is signed

Unsigned

It is inscribed

Uninscribed

Cite this object as

Spoon with Lion's Head Spoon; Germany; silver, gold; L x W: 19.8 x 4 cm (7 13/16 x 1 9/16 in.); The Robert L. Metzenberg Collection, gift of Eleanor L. Metzenberg; 1985-103-187

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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