Spoon, ca. 1600–1630 Carved coral, cast and chased gilt silver. The Robert L. Metzenberg Collection, gift of Eleanor L. Metzenberg. 1985-103-82.
What is this?
Oval spoon bowl, gilded neck elaborately decorated with leaves, masks and scrollwork. Slightly curving handle of red coral, carved with a grotesque head on the front, above the upper body of a woman holding a ewer in one hand and an urn in the other, as if pouring liquid from one into the other. Back of handle has decorative pattern.
This object has been included in the following exhibitions:
- Feeding Desire: Design and the Tools of the Table, 1500-2005, May - August 13, 2006