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Teaspoon

Object Number: 
1971.23
Date: 
ca. 1750
Medium: 
Silver
Dimensions: 
Overall: 4 3/4 x 1 x 1/2 in. ( 12.1 x 2.5 x 1.3 cm )
Marks: 
engraved: on the underside of the handle: "M R" in block letters stamped: on the underside of the stem: "H I" in a rectangle
Description: 
Silver teaspoon with an upturned handle with a midrib on the front and the engraved initials, "M R" in block letters on the underside; elliptical bowl with a rattail drop; maker's marks stamped on the underside of the stem.
Gallery Label: 
John Strangeways Hutton reportedly lived to the age of 109, although he seems to have retired from silversmithing in 1747 at the age of sixty-three.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. Robert G. Goelet
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group