Silver : An American Art Form
Object Name:
Teaspoon
Description:
Thin handle tapers toward bowl; down turned handle with rounded end and small rat-tail on the backside; oval tapered bowl with slightly pointed end; front length of the handle is ornamented with bright cut decoration; four hallmarks on backside of handle; reading from left to right: lion facing left in rectangular box with the two upper corners cut, a capital "D" in octagonal box, a man's head in profile facing right with pigtail, a capital "P" above a capital "A", this is the left half of the mark only; right half has worn off on all three spoons; last mark runs parallel with the handle of the spoons, the first three run perpendicular; a bright cut capital "S" (?), in an oval at the top of the handle.
Object ID:
1997.5.25
Dimensions:
W-1.5 L-5.125 inches
Year Range from:
1780
Material:
Silver
Year Range to:
1810
Notes:
Neoclassical.
Place of Origin:
England
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