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Spoon

Maker:
Benjamin Watts (active 1698–1727 or later)
Date:
1721–22
Culture:
British, London
Medium:
Silver
Dimensions:
L. 8 in. (20.3 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork-Silver
Credit Line:
Gift of George D. Widener and Mrs. Eleanor Widener Dixon, 1958
Accession Number:
58.7.101
Not on view
Inscription: (Pricked on back above rat-tail) E.E.W.;
(Engraved below initials): 1721

Marking: [1] Leopard's head crowned (very worn);
[2] Roman capital F (date letter for 1721-22);
[3] Lion passant;
[4] BW, elk's head above (ent. 1720; very worn)

Location of marks:
All marks on back of stem
Mrs. Eleanor Elkins Rice , Philadelphia
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