On view at The Met Cloisters in Gallery 10

The first known mention of the acorn knop appears in a will of 1348, in which one John de Holegh bequeathed to Thomas Taillour "12 silver spoons with akernes." Later references to such acorn-knop spoons indicate that the finials were gilded as were those of other types of silver spoons of this period.

Spoon, Silver, British

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