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Figure-top spoon

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

Marking: [1] Roman capital N within a circle (cameo) (Nuremberg, in use in the 17th century). See Marc Rosenberg, Der Goldschmiede Merkzeichen, Frankfurt, 1925, Vol. 3, p. 41, no. 3761;
[2] H B in cameo (Maker's mark of Hans Bott, master 1627, died 1659) (See Rosenberg, p. 163, no. 4095)
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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