Silver Spoon with a Swan Head

Culture: Roman
Period: 3rd-4th century A.D.
Material: Silver
Dimensions: 12.1 cm long
Price: Sold
Ref: 3455
Provenance: New York private collection, acquired from the Edward H. Merrin gallery in New York in the 1970s.
Condition: Intact
Description: Elegant, large silver spoon with a slightly set off rim. The short handle shaped as a S-curve and ending in the finely worked out swan head. Details such as eyes and plumage engraved in cold work. See for the type the spoons with swan and duck heads from the silver hoard in the Canterbury Roman Museum, buried about AD 410. Mounted.