Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Two dessert spoons

Maker:
Hester Bateman (active 1761–90)
Date:
1778–79
Culture:
British, London
Medium:
Silver gilt
Dimensions:
.11) L. 6 1/4 in. (15.9 cm); .12) L. 6 5/16 in. (16 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork-Silver
Credit Line:
Purchase, Anonymous Gift, by exchange, 1988
Accession Number:
1988.84.11, .12
Not on view
Inscription: CP? or CD? (cypher)

Marking: [1] HB in script maker's mark, Hester Bateman;
[2] Lion passant guardant, sterling assay mark;
[3] Leopard's head crowned, London mark;
[4] C in shield, date letter for 1778;
[5] T without outline around

Location of marks:
On underside of handles
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