each overall: 8 5/8 x 1 3/4 x 3/4 in. ( 21.9 x 4.4 x 1.9 cm )
engraved: on the handles: "SA" in script
stamped: on the underside of the handles: "J & I COX" in a rectangle
Pair of silver tablespoons with threaded fiddle handles with short midribs on both sides, flared shoulders and pointed oval bowls with threaded drops; engraved on the handles, "SA" in script; makers' marks stamped on the backs of the handles.
Bequest of John B. Morris, Jr.
Susan (Susannah) Arden (1766-1824); to her sister Margaret Antoinette Arden (b.1770), who married Frederick Babcock (b.1771); to their daughter Mary Elizabeth Babcock (1808-1851), who married William Lewis Morris (1805-1864); to their son John Babcock Morris (b.1839), who married Mary E. Faitoute; to their son John Babcock Morris Jr. (1881-1957), the donor.
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