each overall: 8 1/8 x 1 3/4 x 1 in. ( 20.6 x 4.4 x 2.5 cm )
engraved: on the underside of the handles: "C/ IAV * B" in block letters engraved: on the underside of handle a: "M Mc D V" in script stamped: on the undersides of the stems; "I G L" in a rectangle, twice on each
Pair of silver table spoons with upturned oval handles with full midribs; both engraved on the underside of the handles, "C/ IAV * B" in block letters; engraved on the underside of handle a, "M Mc D V" in script; elliptical bowls with a double molded drops; stamped on the undersides of the stems.
These spoons belonged to Catherine (Staats) and Isaac Vosburgh (1720-1785) of Albany, who married in 1759.
Gift of John V. Irwin
Isaac Vosburgh (1720-1785), who married Catherine Staats; to Jacob Vosburg (b. 1761), who married Annatje Robertson (1765-1848); to Isaac W. Vosburgh (b. 1786); to Isaac W. Vosburgh (1814-1888), who married Sarah Fletcher (1818-1912); to Elizabeth Vosburg (b. 1843), who married William Irwin; to John V. Irwin (1874-1967), the donor.
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