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Berry spoon

Berry spoon
Title
Berry spoon
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 )
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
Object Number 
1942.392
Marks 
in relief: on either side of base of finial: "SPOR" and "ROMA"
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group