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Spoons (2)

Object Number: 
1945.356ab
Date: 
1680-1710
Medium: 
Brass, tin
Dimensions: 
Overall (a): 15/16 in. × 7 in. × 2 1/8 in. (2.4 × 17.8 × 5.4 cm) Overall (b): 7/8 in. × 7 in. × 2 1/8 in. (2.2 ×
Marks: 
stamped: on a: "GP/*" within a heart with crown and "WHITE CVA/E" within round reserve stamped: on b: within a circular reserve "G (images of three spoons) P/(__) LITE (_____)"
Description: 
Wrought brass spoons, each with large oval bowls, straight handles with canted edges slightly flared at terminus; triangular bracket and marked on top on bowl near juncture with handle.
Gallery Label: 
According to the donor, the spoons were found on the site of the Satterthwaite House (now the Thompson Homestead Memorial) which was built in 1873. This spot was a burial ground of the Montauk Indians. The donor's maiden name was Satterthwaite.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. William Strom and Mrs. E. R. Tilton
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group