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Apostle spoon

Date:
second half 17th century
Culture:
probably Swiss, possibly Winterthur
Medium:
Silver
Dimensions:
Overall: 6 5/16 × 1 7/8 in. (16 × 4.8 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork-Silver
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Samuel P. Avery, 1897
Accession Number:
97.2.107
Not on view
Inscription: Engraved on the back of the bowl: V M H (probably owner's initials)

Marking: [1] A Roman capital W within a quadrangular chamfered shield (possibly a town mark for Winterthur, Switzerland)
[2] Possibly a tree (unidentified maker's mark)

Location of marks:
[1], [2] On the back of the bowl, near the rat tail.
Mrs. Samuel P. Avery (until 1897; to MMA)
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