Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Two dessert spoons

Maker:
Hester Bateman (active 1761–90)
Date:
1778–79
Culture:
British, London
Medium:
Silver gilt
Dimensions:
Length (.11): 6 1/4 in. (15.9 cm); Length (.12): 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: Engraved at end of handle: CP? [or CD?] (cypher)

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

Location of marks:
On underside of handles
Anonymous Former owner
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