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Tablespoon

Object Number: 
1986.1
Date: 
ca. 1765
Medium: 
Silver
Dimensions: 
Overall: 8 x 1 5/8 x 1 in. ( 20.3 x 4.1 x 2.5 cm )
Marks: 
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
Description: 
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.
Gallery Label: 
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.
Credit Line: 
Gift from Mr. Robert G. Goelet
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group