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Apostle spoon

Date:
1589–90
Culture:
British, London
Medium:
Silver, parcel gilt
Dimensions:
6 7/8 × 2 in. (17.5 × 5.1 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork-Silver
Credit Line:
Bequest of Alphonso T. Clearwater, 1933
Accession Number:
33.120.623
Not on view
Marking: [1] Leopard’s head crowned (London assay office mark)
[2] Lion passant (English quality mark for sterling)
[3] M (London date letter for 1589–90);
[4] a crescent enclosing a pierced mullet, in a circle (maker's mark)

Location of marks:
[1] on front of bowl
[2]–[4] on back of stem
Alphonso T. Clearwater (until 1933; to MMA)
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