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Tablespoon

Object Number: 
1950.137
Date: 
ca. 1780
Medium: 
Silver
Dimensions: 
Overall: 8 1/2 x 1 7/8 x 3/4 in. ( 21.6 x 4.8 x 1.9 cm )
Marks: 
engraved: on the handle: "R * A" in block letters stamped: on the underside of the handle: "I Edwards" in script in a rectangle
Description: 
silver tablespoon with a downturned oval handle with a short midrib on the underside; handle engraved "R * A" in block letters; pointed oval bowl with a long drop and shell decoration; maker's mark stamped on the underside.
Gallery Label: 
This spoon belonged to Rebecca Austin, a direct descendent of Miles Standish and a relative of the donor.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Miss Jane Austin
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group