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Twelve spoons

Maker:
Paul de Lamerie (British, 1688–1751, active 1712–51)
Date:
first half 18th century
Culture:
British, London
Medium:
Silver gilt
Dimensions:
Length (each): 6 3/4 in. (17.1 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork-Silver
Credit Line:
Gift of George D. Widener and Mrs. Eleanor Widener Dixon, 1958
Accession Number:
58.7.43–.54
Not on view
Marking: [1] lion passant (English quality mark for sterling);
[2] LA, crown and mullet above, fleur-de-lis below (maker's mark, entered 1712);
[3] PL, script, crown above, pellet between and below (maker's mark for Paul de Lamerie, entered 1739)

Location of marks:
(.43, .46, .47, .51, .52, .54):
[1], [2] on back of bowl on either side of drop;
(.44, .45, .48, .49, .50, .53):
[1], [3] on back of bowl on either side of drop.
George D. Widener ; and Mrs. Eleanor Elkins Rice (until 1958; to MMA)
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