Master spoon

Date:
1584–85
Culture:
British, London
Medium:
Silver, parcel gilt
Dimensions:
Length: 7 in. (17.8 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork-Silver
Credit Line:
Bequest of Mary Strong Shattuck, 1935
Accession Number:
35.80.86
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)