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Spoon, with Minerva finial

Silver, parcel-gilt

Origin: Switzerland, Bern

Date: Early 18th century

17.8 cm length; 49 g weight

Marks/Maker: Bern, maker's mark EI, for Emmanuel Jenner

Bequeathed by C.D.E. Fortnum, 1899; WA1899.CDEF.V427

T. Schroder (2009), no. 564

The figure finial is rare and exceptionally well cast. The hollow-stem and blow hole beneath the finial is typical of Swiss spoons.

Information derived from T. Schroder, British and Continental Gold and Silver in the Ashmolean (2009)