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Teaspoon

Object Number: 
1961.17
Date: 
1770-1800
Medium: 
Silver
Dimensions: 
Overall: 4 1/2 x 1 x 3/8 in. ( 11.4 x 2.5 x 1 cm )
Marks: 
engraved: on the underside of the handle: "D B" in block letters
Description: 
silver teaspoon with a downturned oval handle with a short midrib and a pointed oval bowl with a broad drop and shell decoration; underside of the handle engraved, "D B" in block letters; no maker's marks.
Gallery Label: 
According to the donor, this coffee spoon was made from uniform buttons given to Mrs. Diana Phillips Bryan of Philadelphia, by a British officer quartered in her house during the Revolutionary War.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Nanette Bryan
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group