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Large Hanoverian serving spoon with oval bowl and upturned rounded terminal with midrib on front; long swage-formed rattail on back of bowl. Back of shaft struck with four hallmarks, the raised roman date letter "M" in square (facing terminal), a crowned leopard's head in rounded shield (facing bowl), a lion passant facing left in rounded-corner square rectangle (sideways), and maker's mark "I W" in raised serif letters in a rectangle.
Maker is James Wilkes of London, England; active circa 1722-1755 (registered this mark in 1722 and 1728).
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Object Name
date made
place made
United Kingdom: England, London
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
overall: 1 1/8 in x 14 3/8 in x 2 3/4 in; 2.8575 cm x 36.5125 cm x 6.985 cm
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Credit Line
Gift of M. Merriweather Post
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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