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Incense boat and spoon

Maker:
Benjamin Pyne (active 1693–1727)
Date:
1708–9
Culture:
British, London
Medium:
Silver
Dimensions:
Length (incense boat): 4 in. (10.2 cm); Length (spoon): 3 1/2 in. (8.9 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork-Silver
Credit Line:
Gift of Irwin Untermyer, 1968
Accession Number:
68.141.260a, b
Not on view
Marking: [1] Britannia;
[2] Lion's head erased;
[3] Gothic n, London letter for 1708-09;
[4] PY, rose or cinquefoil above, crowned, in shaped punch (maker's mark for Benjamin Pyne);
[5] DV, rayed sun above

Location of marks:
[1]-[4] on censer (bowl only) and insence boat, on underside
[5] on back of spoon handle
Lord Clifford of Chudleigh (until 1966; sale, Christie's, June 15, 1966, no. 81) ; [ S. J. Phillips Ltd. , until August 5, 1966; sold to Irwin Untermyer ] ; Irwin Untermyer (1966–68; to MMA)
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