Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Spoon tray

John Goode (active 1701–13 or later)
British, London
1 1/2 × 5 3/4 in. (3.8 × 14.6 cm)
Credit Line:
Bequest of Mary Strong Shattuck, 1935
Accession Number:
Not on view
Spoon trays were used only within the British Isles as an accompaniment to the service of tea.
Inscription: Engraved on bottom: F / R * E

Marking: [1] Britannia (English quality mark for sterling);
[2] A (London date letter for 1716–17);
[3] Lion's head erased (English quality mark for sterling);
[4] G O crowned, in reserve (maker's mark for John Goode, entered 1701).

Location of marks:
All on upper surface
Mary Strong Shattuck (until 1935; bequeathed to MMA)
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