Silver : An American Art Form
Object Name:
Teaspoon
Description:
Downturned handle with rounded end and small rat-tail on the backside; front length of handle is ornamented with bright cut decoration; capital "W" is centered above a capital "I" and "S", all of which are enclosed in a shield-shaped design at the top of the handle on the outside; four hallmarks on backside of handle; reading from left to right, a lion facing left in a rectangular box in which the top two corners are cut, an indecipherable character (possibly a capital "T") in a square box in which the upper two corners are cut, a head in profile facing right in an oval which is notched at the bottom, a grouping of these three rows and two columns of letters the bottom right of which is a capital "B" - the rest are indecipherable; this last mark runs parallel to the handle, reading down toward the bowl; the remaining three marks run perpendicular to the direction of the handle.
Object ID:
1997.5.31
Dimensions:
W-1 L-4.75 D-0.5 inches
Year Range from:
1780
Material:
Silver
Year Range to:
1810
Notes:
Neoclassical.
Place of Origin:
England
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