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:  Britannia (English quality mark for sterling);  A (London date letter for 1716–17);  Lion's head erased (English quality mark for sterling);  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)
Artist: James Cox (British, ca. 1723–1800)Date: 1766Medium: Case: gold with diamonds and paste jewels set in silver, pearls; Dial: while enamel; Movement: partly gilded brass and steel, wheel balance and cock of silver set with paste jewelsAccession: 1982.60.137On view in:Gallery 540