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Master spoon

British, London
Silver, parcel gilt
Length: 7 in. (17.8 cm)
Credit Line:
Bequest of Mary Strong Shattuck, 1935
Accession Number:
Not on view
Inscription: Pricked on back of bowl: L R

Impressed on back of stem, in script: Breadalbane

Marking: [1] Leopard’s head crowned (London assay office mark);
[2] G (London date letter for 1584–85);
[3] Lion passant (English quality mark for sterling);
[4] mullet with annulet below, in shaped shield (unidentified maker's mark).

Location of marks:
[1] in bowl
[2]–[4] on back of stem
Marquess of Breadalbane ; Mary Strong Shattuck (until 1935; bequeathed to MMA)
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