Spoon

Object Number: 
INV.5925.182
Date: 
1760-1783
Medium: 
Pewter
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7 1/2 x 1 3/4 x 5/8 in. ( 19 x 4.4 x 1.6 cm )
Marks: 
engraved: (182), inside of bowl: "D"; bottom of handle: "D"
Description: 
Pewter spoon excavated at West Point; deep, oval bowl; inscribed on inside of bowl and on bottom of handle.
Gallery Label: 
This spoon was excavated by the Field Exploration Committee at West Point, a series of barracks and forts built in Orange County, New York by the Continental Army. West Point was built to control the Hudson River, and to guard the Hudson Highlands from an attack by the British Army stationed in New York City. The initials engraved on the spoon are probably those of a soldier, and are the same initials that were engraved on another spoon from West Point (INV. 5925.181).
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group