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Spoon (one of a set)

Maker:
Attributed to Antonio Gentili (Antonio da Faenza) (Italian, Faenza ca. 1519–1610 Faenza (?))
Date:
late 16th century
Culture:
Italian, Rome
Medium:
Silver
Dimensions:
Overall: 6 15/16 × 1 15/16 × 1 3/4 in. (17.6 × 4.9 × 4.4 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork-Silver
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1947
Accession Number:
47.52.3
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 503
Designed to sit comfortably in the hand, the handles consist of ornamented bases supporting half figures of satyrs. Crisp details, such as the snakes that frame the spoon’s shell-shaped bowl, contribute to the utensils’ sculptural quality. The set’s precious material and sophisticated decoration indicate that it was made for an affluent household. (See also companion fork and knife, and spoon, 47.52.1 and .2.)
Giorgio Sangiorgi , Rome ; [ Adolph Loewi , Venice, until 1947; sold to MMA ]
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