Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Figure-top spoon

Maker:
Hans Bott (r. 1627–1659)
Date:
second quarter 17th century
Culture:
German, Nuremberg
Medium:
Silver gilt
Dimensions:
Overall: 5 1/4 × 1 5/8 in. (13.3 × 4.1 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork-Silver
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Samuel P. Avery, 1897
Accession Number:
97.2.291
Not on view
Inscription: Engraved on back of bowl: E.M.D.V. / Z.V.A. / 16 / 60

Marking: [1] Roman capital N within a circle (cameo) (Nuremberg town mark, in use in the 17th century);
[2] H B in cameo (maker's mark of Hans Bott, master 1627, died 1659)

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