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Made by: Barker Brothers, Ltd. (Maker)

Currently in storage

About this object

The rat-tailed spoon has a deep oval bowl and a long thin handle. The handle has several sections. The end is twisted in a spiral. Next is an animal mask followed by a long section of vine scrolls on blue enamel. The area closest to the bowl consists of three disks with celtic designs on a green ground separated by pairs of beads. The bowl is decorated with scrolled foliage.

Made from:
Silver gilt -- enamel
Made in:
Birmingham, England
Date made:
25 cm (9 7/8 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
Signature marks:
MARK; LABEL On side of handle: Lion passant (sterling fineness, 1933-); Anchor (Birminghan Assay office, 1933-); Date letter M (1936); B.B/ S.Ld on a shield (maker Barker Bros. Silver Co., Inc.); on back of bowl: STERLING MADE IN ENGLAND; Inside box is a label: Facsimile of THE ANOINTING SPOON as used at the CORONATION of the KINGS since EDWARD I and will be used at the CORONATION of KING GEORGE VI and QUEEN ELIZABETH
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973