Spoon bowl excavated at West Point

Object Number: 
INV.5925.181
Date: 
1760-1783
Medium: 
Pewter
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3 1/2 x 1 5/8 x 3/8 in. ( 8.9 x 4.1 x 1 cm )
Marks: 
engraved: (181), inside of bowl: "D D" (the second D was inscribed with small dots)
Description: 
Pewter spoon bowl excavated at West Point; deep, oval bowl; inscribed on inside of bowl.
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 establish control of 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.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group