Each: 5 7/8 x 1 1/4 x 5/8 in. (14.9 x 3.2 x 1.6 cm)
engraved: on the handles: "B" in script stamped: on the undersides of the handles: "B. C. Frobisher" in a rectangle
Pair of silver teaspoons with fiddle handles with shell decoration and the engraved initial, "B" in script; chafered shoulders and pointed oval bowls with broad drops; maker's marks stamped on the undersides of the handles.
These teaspoons 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 these teaspoons at that time.
Gift of Mr. Dudley Davis in memory of his mother Marie Antoinette Baker Davis
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