Spoon; silver; deep circular bowl and short handle of octagonal section terminating in a knob; at the juncture of the bowl and handle is a square panel with a curved continuation on each side; on the panel is a cross between two scrolls, all inlaid with niello
- Found/Acquired: Hill of St Louis
- (Africa,Tunisia,Hill of St Louis)
- Length: 6 inches
- Diameter: 2.56 inches (bowl)
- Weight: 960 grains
- Weight: 2 ounces
In set with AF.3285-89 See also AF.3280-82
29 October 2002
The objects are in good condition overall. There is dirt and dust on the surface and there is tarnish in some areas.
The dirt and dust was removed using cotton swabs of Acetone (propan-1-one/dimethyl ketone). Ther tarnish was removed using Silvo silver and chrome (cotton wadding,white spirit,Newburgh chalk,china clay). Any residues were removed using White Spirit (composition variable - petroleum distillate) and then Acetone.
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Object reference number: MCB2896
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