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Berry spoon

Object Number: 
1942.392
Date: 
1870-1900
Medium: 
Silver, gilding
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7 1/2 x 2 1/2 x 1 1/2 in. ( 19 x 6.4 x 3.8 cm )
Marks: 
in relief: on either side of base of finial: "SPOR" and "ROMA"
Description: 
Silver berry spoon with gilded bowl in the shape of a scallop shell; twisted handle with finial based on Etruscan bronze she-wolf with Romulus and Remus; figure of sphinx joins handle to bowl.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Wilmot T. Cox
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group