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Tablespoons (2)

Object Number: 
1932.86b, d
Date: 
ca. 1825
Medium: 
Silver
Dimensions: 
each overall: 8 7/8 x 1 3/4 x 1 1/2 in. ( 22.5 x 4.4 x 3.8 cm )
Marks: 
engraved: on the handles: "LD" in script stamped: on the underside of the handles, "T & H" in a rectangle, lion passant, a bust, and "G" in rectangles
Description: 
Pair of drop-hammered and die-stamped silver tablespoons with downturned fiddle handles with shell decoration at tip and the engraved initials, "LD" in script; flared shoulders and pointed oval bowls with rounded drops and shell decoration; makers' marks stamped on the undersides of the handles.
Gallery Label: 
The initials, "LD," engraved on these tablespoons stand for Lucy Durand, the donor's mother and the daughter of the artist Asher B. Durand.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Miss Nora Durand Woodman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group