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Tablespoon

Object Number: 
1948.7c
Date: 
1784/85
Medium: 
Silver
Dimensions: 
Overall: 8 3/4 x 1 5/8 x 1 in. ( 22.2 x 4.1 x 2.5 cm )
Marks: 
engraved: on the handle: "E M B" in script stamped: on the underside of the handle: "RC" in a rectangle, leopard's head crowned in a shield, lion passant in a cartouche, "i" in a shield
Description: 
Silver tablespoon with a downturned rounded handle with a short midrib on the underside and bright-cut foliate decoration; handle engraved, "EMB" in bright-cut script; elliptical bowl with a double, molded drop; maker's marks stamped on the underside of the handle.
Gallery Label: 
This tablespoon belonged to Evert and Mary (McEachran) Bush. Evert Bush was a boat builder in New York from 1790-1833.
Bibliography: 
Arthur G. Grimwade, "London Goldsmiths 1697-1837: Their Lives and Marks," 1976, Mark 3765a
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Mary E. Warner
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group