Sugar sifter spoon
Overall: 7 x 2 7/8 x 2 1/2 in. ( 17.8 x 7.3 x 6.4 cm )
engraved: on the sarcophagus: "JDVD Cap/ pellen/ den 6/ juni/ 1784" in script stamped: on the handle socket: "AVD" in a rectangle
Wrought and pierced sugar sifter spoon with a turned wooden handle fitted into a conical handle socket; circular bowl with galleried pierce work around the sides, a beaded band around the rim and the image of an apostle in front of a sarcophagus in a laurel garland repoussé chased in the center of the bowl; sarcophagus engraved, "JDVD Cap/ pellen/ den 6/ juni/ 1784" in script; maker's mark stamped on the handle socket.
This strainer spoon was purchased in Amsterdam by the donor in 1879. It was made to commemorate the death of Baron Johan Dirck van der Capellen in 1784.
Gift of Mrs. Charles S. Fairchild
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