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The narrow utensil has a thin channel at one end that is about 31/2 inches long, widening slightly to a flattened end. A deeper wider bowl on the opposite end is 21/2 inches long. The stem between the two upward-facing bowls is flat, with scribed lines at each edge, and rounded below. An old...

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Inscription

None.

Marks

On flat side of stem is stamped "N [pellet] Hurd" in italics within a cartouche shaped on top.

Provenance

Early history is unknown. Purchased early in the twentieth century by Hermann F. Clarke (1882-1947); purchased by Mark Bortman (1896-1967), of Massachusetts; by descent to his daughter, Jane Bortman Larus. Purchased for the Museum in 1983.

Credit Line

Gift of Nathaniel T. Dexter

about 1751–77

Object Place

Boston, Massachusetts

Dimensions

1.6 x 19.7 cm (5/8 x 7 3/4 in.); 32.0 grams

Accession Number

1983.223

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver flatware