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Apostle spoon

Maker:
John Foxe (British, active 1546–died 1597)
Date:
1565–66
Culture:
British, London
Medium:
Silver, parcel gilt
Dimensions:
Length: 6 3/4 in. (17.1 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork-Silver
Credit Line:
Bequest of Mary Strong Shattuck, 1935
Accession Number:
35.80.88
Not on view
Inscription: Pricked on back of bowl: G A

Marking: [1] Leopard’s head crowned (London assay office mark)
[2] h (London date letter for 1565–66)
[3] Lion passant (English quality mark for sterling)
[4] I F, in square shield, shaped at top (maker's mark for John Foxe

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