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Spoon with Foliage

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Description In 1903 Henry Walters traveled to Istanbul (capital of present-day Turkey) on board his steam yacht, Narada. Here he bought more than 20 items decorated with gilding and jewels from the dealer R. S. Pardo, including this ornate spoon. These purchases were detailed in a handwritten book presented by Pardo to Henry. The stem of the spoon is decorated with foliage in relief set with colored stones. The bowl is made of carved translucent ruby or spinel.
Date Description Narrative
6/26/2015TreatmentCleaned for exhibition
  • From Rye to Raphael: The Walters Story. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2014-2016.
Provenance R. S. Pardo, Constantinople; purchased by Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1903; by bequest to Walters Art Museum, 1931.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1903

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mid 19th century (Ottoman)
gilded silver, rubies (or spinels), emeralds (or beryls), semiprecious stones
(Gold, Silver & Jewelry)
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H: 3 7/8 × W: 9/16 × D: 5/16 in. (9.8 × 1.5 × 0.8 cm)
Location Within Museum
Not On View


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