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Master spoon

Maker:
William Cawdell (British, 1560–1625)
Date:
1601–2
Culture:
British, London
Medium:
Silver, parcel gilt
Dimensions:
Length: 7 in. (17.8 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork-Silver
Credit Line:
Bequest of Mary Strong Shattuck, 1935
Accession Number:
35.80.85
Not on view
Inscription: Engraved on back: T C

Marking: [1] Leopard's head crowned (London assay office mark);
[2] D (London date letter for 1601–02);
[3] lion passant (English quality mark for sterling);
[4] crescent enclosing W, in reserve (maker's mark of William Cawdell, 1560–1625).

Location of marks:
[1] in bowl
[2]–[4] on back of stem
Mary Strong Shattuck (until 1935; bequeathed to MMA)
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