Medieval London

Pewter Spoon

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Title

Pewter Spoon

Subject

Household Items

Description

This English spoon is dated around the fifteenth century. It is 6.4 inches in length and is made of pewter. This spoon has an unidentified marker’s mark on the interior of the fig-shaped bowl, displaying letters inscribed on either side of a crowned cross. Although spoons were usually marked on the back or front side of the bowl, it is unknown who owned this spoon and what the inscription means. The shank ends in a diamond point knop which is a common style for medieval spoons. However, this pewter spoon is especially rare because it combines a hexagonal stem with a diamond-pointed head. Since this spoon is composed of pewter and not silver, the poor durability is evident. The long, slender, and elegant shape of this particular spoon was typical of the late medieval period.

Source

Museum number: 1962,0201.2

Date

1400 (Circa)

Contributor

Cameron Kellett

Type

Still image

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Spoon

Physical Dimensions

Length: 16.2 centimeters

Files

diamond pewter spoon.jpg

Collection

Citation

“Pewter Spoon,” Medieval London, accessed June 22, 2024, https://medievallondon.ace.fordham.edu/items/show/251.

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