Overall: 7 7/8 x 1 3/4 x 1 1/16 in. ( 20 x 4.4 x 2.7 cm )
engraved: on the underside of the handle: "H/ A * B" in block letters stamped: on the underside of the stem: "AP" in roman letters in a heart
silver tablespoon with a slightly upturned oval handle with a full midrib on the front; handle engraved, "H/ A * B" in block letters on the underside of the handle; elliptical bowl with a rat-tail drop; maker's mark stamped on the underside of the stem.
According to Ernest M. Currier in his, "Marks of Early American Silversmiths" (Portland, Maine, 1938, p.114.) silver by this maker is extremely scarce. This tablespoon is the only one that has been reported.
Gift of Mr. Robert G. Goelet
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.