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Maker(s):Barbut, Joseph
Date Made:1707-1708
Type:Food Service
Place Made:United Kingdom; England; London
Measurements:overall: 6 3/4 in; 17.145 cm
Accession Number:  HD 78.478.1/6

Six silver spoons with upturned rounded handles and long rattail on the rounded bowls, which are marked with a crowned sun over "BA" for Joseph Barbut, and engraved with an eagle rising from a ducal coronet. Although each of the spoons is marked "BA," several of the spoons show traces of other marks and the date letter "M" for 1707-1708. Barbut married in 1690 and was free by redemption in 1703 when he entered his first mark (this example); he appears to have been a specialist spoon and fork maker in St. Martin's in the Fields.

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