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Teaspoon

Object Number: 
1950.166
Date: 
ca. 1844
Medium: 
Silver
Dimensions: 
Overall: 6 1/8 x 1 1/8 x 1 in. ( 15.6 x 2.9 x 2.5 cm )
Marks: 
engraved: on the underside of the handle: "FAB" in script stamped: on the underside of the stem: "[?]NISON A[?]S & CO."
Description: 
silver teaspoon with an upturned double-swell fiddle handle with a short midrib on the obverse; underside of the handle engraved, "FAB" in script; flared shoulders and a pointed oval bowl; maker's marks stamped on the underside of the handle.
Gallery Label: 
This spoon 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 spoon at that time.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. Dudley Davis, in memory of his mother Marie Antoinette Baker Davis
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group