Overall: 4 3/4 x 1 x 1/2 in. ( 12.1 x 2.5 x 1.3 cm )
engraved: on the underside of the handle: "M R" in block letters stamped: on the underside of the stem: "H I" in a rectangle
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.
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.
Gift of Mr. Robert G. Goelet
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