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Spoon

Maker:
Benjamin Watts (active 1698–1727 or later)
Date:
1721–22
Culture:
British, London
Medium:
Silver
Dimensions:
Length: 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 (London assay office mark) (very worn);
[2] Roman capital F (London date letter for 1721–22);
[3] Lion passant (English quality mark for sterling);
[4] BW, elk's head above (maker's mark for Benjamin Watts, entered 1720).

Location of marks:
All marks on back of stem

Note on marks:
Mark [4] very worn
George D. Widener ; Mrs. Eleanor Elkins Rice , Philadelphia (until 1958; to MMA)
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