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Spoon

Maker:
Hippolyte Thomas (active 1845–after 1855)
Date:
mid-19th century
Culture:
French, Paris
Medium:
Silver gilt
Dimensions:
Length: 7 1/4 in. (18.4 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork-Silver
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Samuel P. Avery, 1897
Accession Number:
97.2.171
Not on view
Inscription: Engraved on back of bowl: monogram L M

Marking: [1] H T, a rosebud above, a star below, in vertical lozenge (maker's mark for Hippolyte Thomas)
[2] Head of Minerva and numeral 1, in octagon (French mark for first standard silver, 1838 to present)
[3] Boar's head (Paris restricted warranty mark for silver, 1838–79)
[4] Insect (anvil mark)

Location of marks:
[1], [2] inside bowl
[3] on edge of square seal top
[4] on reverse of [2]
Mrs. Samuel P. Avery (until 1897; to MMA)
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