Overall: 8 x 1 5/8 x 1 in. ( 20.3 x 4.1 x 2.5 cm )
engraved: on the underside of the handle: "S V S H" in block letters stamped: on the underside of the stem: twice, "NV" in a rectangle
silver tablespoon with an upturned oval handle with a full splayed midrib on the front; engraved, "S V S H" in block letters on the underside of the handle; elliptical bowl with a double-molded rattail drop; maker's marks stamped twice on the underside of the stem.
This tablespoon belonged to the Philip Hammerslough collection. It was then sold to a private collector (now deceased) whose widow sold it to Mr. Francis Bealey (Essex, CT). Mr. Bealey sold the spoon to Mr. Goelet who presented it to the Society.
Gift from Mr. Robert G. Goelet
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.