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Teaspoon

Object Number: 
1950.164
Date: 
ca. 1830-1840
Medium: 
Silver
Dimensions: 
Overall: 6 x 1 1/4 x 5/8 in. ( 15.2 x 3.2 x 1.6 cm )
Marks: 
engraved: on the handle: "B" in script stamped: on the underside of the handle: "WHITNEY & HOYT" in a rectangle with four pseudohallmarks, bust, "S" in a chamfered rectangle, leopard's head, lion passant
Description: 
silver teaspoon with a downturned fiddle handle with a short midrib on the underside and engraved on the front, "B" in script; flared shoulders and a pointed oval bowl with a broad drop; maker's amrks stamped on the underside of the handle.
Gallery Label: 
This teaspoon belonged to Frances Augusta Beals(1815-1897), born in Boston, MA to William Beals (1785-1870) and Dorothy Whitney Beals (1797-1876). William Beals was the founder of the "Boston Post." Frances Augusta married George Baker (1818-1854) of Boston May 20, 1844 and was given this teaspoon at that time. It descended to the donor's mother at the time of her marriage in 1871.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. Dudley Davis in memory of his mother Marie Anotoinette Baker Davis
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group