Spoon found in New York City

Object Number: 
1893.5d
Date: 
1790-1800
Medium: 
Pewter
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7 1/2 x 1 5/8 x 1/4 in. ( 19 x 4.1 x 0.6 cm )
Marks: 
stamped: (1893.5d), bottom of handle: "ROWLEY"
Description: 
Pewter spoon; tapered handle with mark on bottom and rounded end; scrolled design and ribbing on exterior of bowl.
Gallery Label: 
This spoon was found in February, 1893 inside the buried hulk of a vessel during digging for a power house on the cable road at Front Street, between Broad and Whitehall Streets in lower Manhattan. The ship was probably sunk as ballast for landfill sometime between 1770 and 1820. In 1793, Sarah Rowley was listed as a pewter spoon-maker on Snow Hill in Birmingham, England.
Credit Line: 
Gift of John D. Crimmins, 1893
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group