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Apostle spoon

Date:
19th century
Culture:
German
Medium:
Silver gilt
Dimensions:
Overall: 6 1/8 × 1 7/8 in. (15.6 × 4.8 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork-Silver
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1913
Accession Number:
13.42.125
Not on view
Inscription: Engraved on back of bowl: AVE MARIA

Marking: [1] n, in shield (not identified, but perhaps a late 19th century German town mark);
[2] BM, in rectangle (stamped once with sharply defined letters and once with heavier, cruder letters);
[3] Indistinct;
[4] Lion passant (London mark for foreign silver);
[5] Leopard's head (London mark for foreign silver);
[6] g, in shield (London date letter for 1902–3);
[7] F within circle (London mark for foreign silver).

Location of marks:
All on back of bowl
George S. Palmer (until 1913; sold to MMA)
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