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Souvenir spoon

Maker:
Charles Christofle (French, 1805–1863)
Designer:
Designed by Louis-Oscar Roty (French, Paris 1846–1911 Paris)
Date:
late 19th century
Culture:
French, Paris
Medium:
Silver, parcel gilt
Dimensions:
Length: 5 3/8 in. (13.7 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork-Silver
Credit Line:
Gift of Sir William H. Redding, in memory of his wife, 1902
Accession Number:
02.30.20
Not on view
Signature: Front of handle: 1900/O.Roty

Inscription: Front: Paris

Back: La Cité

Marking: [1] C C, a bee between, 3 stars above, in horizontal lozenge (maker's mark for Charles Christofle)
[2] Head of Minerva and numeral 1, in vertical octagon (French mark for first standard silver, 1838 to present)
[3] Anvil mark

Location of marks:
[1], [2] inside of bowl
[3] back of bowl on reverse side of [2]
Sir William H. Redding (until 1902; to MMA)
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