Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Figure-top spoon

Date:
second half 16th century
Culture:
possibly Southern German
Medium:
Silver, parcel-gilt (?)
Dimensions:
Length: 5 3/4 in. (14.6 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork-Silver
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Samuel P. Avery, 1897
Accession Number:
97.2.211
Not on view
Inscription: Engraved on shield: S.F.Q.

Marking: [1] Roman capital F, crowned, in long shield;
[2] S F
[3] crowned shield with indistinct device
[4] dolphin naiant (Dutch import mark for silver)
Mrs. Samuel P. Avery (until 1897; to MMA)
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