each overall: 8 1/4 x 1 3/4 x 1 in. ( 21 x 4.4 x 2.5 cm )
engraved: on the undersides of the handles: "T/ S M" in block letters stamped: on the undersides of the stems: "BRASHER" in a rectangle, "N-YORK" in a rectangle
Pair of silver tablespoons with upturned handles with short midribs on the fronts and the engraved initials, "T/ S M" in block letters on the undersides; elliptical bowls with long drops; maker's marks on the undersides of the stems.
These tablespoons belonged to Dr. Stephen Tallman (1702-1774) and his wife Mary Potter (b. 1706/07), who married in Shrewsbury, New Jersey in 1724.
Gift of Dr. John E. Stillwell
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.