Sugar sifter spoon

Object Number: 
Silver, wood
Overall: 7 x 2 7/8 x 2 1/2 in. ( 17.8 x 7.3 x 6.4 cm )
engraved: on the sarcophagus: "JDVD Cap/ pellen/ den 6/ juni/ 1784" in script stamped: on the handle socket: "AVD" in a rectangle
Wrought and pierced sugar sifter spoon with a turned wooden handle fitted into a conical handle socket; circular bowl with galleried pierce work around the sides, a beaded band around the rim and the image of an apostle in front of a sarcophagus in a laurel garland repoussé chased in the center of the bowl; sarcophagus engraved, "JDVD Cap/ pellen/ den 6/ juni/ 1784" in script; maker's mark stamped on the handle socket.
Gallery Label: 
This strainer spoon was purchased in Amsterdam by the donor in 1879. It was made to commemorate the death of Baron Johan Dirck van der Capellen in 1784.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Charles S. Fairchild
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group