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Spoon

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1880-1920
Medium: 
Pewter
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7 1/4 x 1 3/4 x 1/2 in. ( 18.4 x 4.4 x 1.3 cm )
Description: 
Pewter spoon with fig-shaped bowl and flat stem with straight, flaring sides.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Samuel V. Hoffman
Object Number: 
1924.27
Marks: 
struck: on stem reverse: "PR"
Gallery Label: 
This spoon was originally attributed to Paul Revere; however, later scholarship contradicts this attribution.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1920
eMuseum Object ID: 
38741
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Spoon

Classification: 
Date: 
1767-1798
Medium: 
Pewter
Dimensions: 
Overall: 6 5/8 x 2 x 7/8 in. ( 16.8 x 5.1 x 2.2 cm )
Description: 
Pewter spoon with circular bowl and straight slip-end stem.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Katharine Prentis Murphy
Object Number: 
1955.4
Marks: 
struck: on face of bowl: "WE" (in circular reserve)
Gallery Label: 
According to the donor, this is one of six known spoons made by William J. Elsworth (1746-1814), a pewterer working in New York City from 1767-1798. Elsworth was secretary and later treasurer of the General Society of Mechanics and Tradesman of New York. He also is believed to have had possession of the banner of the "Society of Pewterers". This banner, now housed in the New-York Historical Society's collection, descended in the family of Elsworth, who presumably carried the banner in the New York procession. Elsworth made plates, dishes, basins and at least two varieties of tankards. Slip spoons, rare in American pewter, are known by him.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1798
eMuseum Object ID: 
38739
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Spoon

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1780-90
Medium: 
Pewter
Dimensions: 
Overall: 8 1/2 x 1 5/8 x 7/8 in. ( 21.6 x 4.1 x 2.2 cm )
Description: 
Cast pewter spoon with oval bowl and shell drop; handle with rounded, flat end; border of saw-tooth band, and saw-tooth band oval on obverse.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number: 
1937.371
Marks: 
impressed: on reverse: "MANISON"
Gallery Label: 
Thomas Manison was listed as a spoon maker working in Birmingham, England from 1790 to 1809. This spoon is an excellent example of his work and represents a style of spoon made both in England and the United States. The decoration is cast and is "mirror" engraved on the mold resulting in the "bright-cut" appearance, meant to mimic the engraving done by hand on silver spoons. The spoon still exhibits the scrape marks produced when finishing the back of the bowl. This object was once part of the folk art collection of Elie Nadelman (1882-1946), the avant-garde sculptor. From 1924 to 1934, Nadelman's collection was displayed in his Museum of Folk Arts, located in the Riverdale section of the Bronx. The Historical Society purchased Nadelman's entire collection in 1937.
Provenance: 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1780
eMuseum Object ID: 
38696
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Spoons (3)

Classification: 
Date: 
1750-1850
Medium: 
Pewter
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7 1/8 x 1 7/8 x 7/8 in. ( 18.1 x 4.8 x 2.2 cm )
Description: 
Cast pewter spoons with oval bands with rat-tail drops; handles with flat, trifid ends; impressed mark with initials and fleur-de-lis above a flower on obverse of flat of handle.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number: 
1937.615e
Marks: 
impressed: intials in mark: "P [S?]M"
Gallery Label: 
This object was once part of the folk art collection of Elie Nadelman (1882-1946), the avant-garde sculptor. From 1924 to 1934, Nadelman's collection was displayed in his Museum of Folk Arts, located in the Riverdale section of the Bronx. The Historical Society purchased Nadelman's entire collection in 1937.
Provenance: 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1850
eMuseum Object ID: 
38695
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Spoon

Classification: 
Date: 
1850-1900
Medium: 
Pewter
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7 x 2 x 1 in. ( 17.8 x 5.1 x 2.5 cm )
Description: 
Cast pewter spoon with circular bowl and twisted cable stem which terminates in a pair of figures in medieval costume.
Object Number: 
Z.114
Marks: 
cast: into stem: "L.E.R"
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1900
eMuseum Object ID: 
38656
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Spoons (2)

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1675-1750
Medium: 
Pewter
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7 7/8 x 1 3/4 x 1 in. ( 20 x 4.4 x 2.5 cm )
Description: 
Pair of cast pewter spoons with oval bowls; rat-tail drop on reverse, as well as initials and diamond-ended rib on reverse of flat-ended handle; diamond with linear rays pointing inwards on obverse of handle.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. J. Insley Blair
Object Number: 
1938.11-12
Marks: 
printed: on reverse: "GB"
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1750
eMuseum Object ID: 
38655
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Spoons (6)

Classification: 
Date: 
1775-1825
Medium: 
Pewter
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7 3/4 x 1 3/4 x 7/8 in. ( 19.7 x 4.4 x 2.2 cm )
Description: 
Six identical pewter spoons with oval bowls, rat-tail drops, and rounded flat ends with mid ribs on obverse.
Object Number: 
Z.166a-f
Gallery Label: 
All were cast from the same mold, as is revealed by the fact that all have the same irregular pattern of bumps near the center of the bowl.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1825
eMuseum Object ID: 
38653
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Spoons (2)

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1700-1750
Medium: 
Pewter
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7 1/2 in. × 2 1/2 in. × 1 in. (19.1 × 6.4 × 2.5 cm)
Description: 
One of two pewter spoons with circular bowls struck on faces with maker's mark; rat-tail drops; straight-stems with broad rounded ends.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Katharine Prentis Murphy
Object Number: 
1964.91a
Marks: 
struck: on face of bowl of 1964.91a: "PVB [also above rose and crown mark]"; rose and crown mark also on 1964.91b
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1750
eMuseum Object ID: 
38647
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Teaspoon

Classification: 
Date: 
1800-1850
Medium: 
Pewter
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5 5/8 x 1 1/4 x 1/2 in. ( 14.3 x 3.2 x 1.3 cm )
Description: 
Teaspoon with oval bowl, shell drop, and rounded, flat end with middle rib.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number: 
1937.374
Marks: 
impressed: on reverse of handle: "BRIT[A]IN"
Gallery Label: 
This object was once part of the folk art collection of Elie Nadelman (1882-1946), the avant-garde sculptor. From 1924 to 1934, Nadelman's collection was displayed in his Museum of Folk Arts, located in the Riverdale section of the Bronx. The Historical Society purchased Nadelman's entire collection in 1937.
Provenance: 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1850
eMuseum Object ID: 
38558
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Spoon

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1700-1750
Medium: 
Pewter
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7 x 2 x 3/4 in. ( 17.8 x 5.1 x 1.9 cm )
Description: 
Pewter spoon with fig-shaped bowl, rat-tail drop, and wavy-end stem with heart, shell and scrolled ornament cast onto lower section.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number: 
1937.369
Gallery Label: 
This object was once part of the folk art collection of Elie Nadelman (1882-1946), the avant-garde sculptor. From 1924 to 1934, Nadelman's collection was displayed in his Museum of Folk Arts, located in the Riverdale section of the Bronx. The Historical Society purchased Nadelman's entire collection in 1937.
Provenance: 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1750
eMuseum Object ID: 
38468
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

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