Dessert spoons (2)
each overall: 7 1/4 x 7/8 x 1 3/8 in. ( 18.4 x 2.2 x 3.5 cm )
engraved: on the handles: "MB" in script stamped: on the undersides of the handles: "Grigg" in script in a conforming rectangle
Cast silver dessert spoons with downturned pointed handles with bright-cut and wheel turned decoration around the engraved initials, "MB" in script; pointed oval bowls with tapered drops; maker's marks stamped on the undersides of the handles.
These spoons belonged to Mary Elizabeth Bedlow (1771-1845), who married John Beekman (1768-1843) in 1792.
Bequest of Catherine Augusta de Peyster
Mary Elizabeth Good Bedlow (1771-1845), who married John Beekman (1768-1843); to their daughter Mary Beekman (1800-1885), who married William Axtell De Peyster (1793-1856); to their daughter Catherine Augusta De Peyster (1835-1911), the donor.
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