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Miniature shovel (part of a set)

Maker:
Probably George Manjoy (British, active 1685–ca. 1720)
Date:
1690–91
Culture:
British, London
Medium:
Silver
Dimensions:
Length: 3 5/8 in. (9.2 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork-Silver-Miniature
Credit Line:
The Joseph M. and Aimee Loeb May Collection, 1963
Accession Number:
63.53.78
Not on view
Marking: [1] Leopard's head crowned (London assay office mark);
[2] N (date letter for 1690–91);
[3] Lion passant (English quality mark for sterling);
[4] G.M., two crescents above, one below (maker's mark);
[5] G.M., one crescent below (maker's mark)

Location of marks:
[1]–[4] on back of fireplace
[3] on top of fireback; on shaft of shovel
[4] struck twice on tongs
[5] struck twice on each support of each firedog
Joseph M. and Aimee Loeb May (until 1963; to MMA)
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