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Mote Spoon

Description

Shallow oval bowl pierced with asymmetrical scrolls on a slender rounded handle with a spade-shaped terminus; back cast with a shell device just above junction of bowl and handle.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1710-1740
Inscriptions
Two marks hammered on back of handle: a partial lion rampant, and a pair of owl eyes.
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
carving (processes)
piercing
silver (metal)
Object type
Food Service T&E
Descriptive terms
Carved
carving (processes)
mote spoons
Pierced
piercing
Silver
silver (metal)
SPOON
Dimensions
5.625 (H) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.585
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
2535

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