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Puritan spoon

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Porringer size. Flat handle, rectangluar in section with broad straight tip, tapers to V-shaped drop on back of elliptical bowl.

Inscription

"IH" on back of handle

Marks

ID with fleur-de-lis below in heart-shaped punch in bowl

Provenance

Purchased from Mrs. Ann R. Woodall, whose father had found the spoon in the foundations of a building when and where the Salem Post Office was built in the late nineteenth century. Purchased April 1939 for $250.

Credit Line

Seth K. Sweetser Fund

about 1670

Object Place

Boston, Massachusetts

Catalogue Raisonné

Buhler, 1972 No. 7

Dimensions

13.18 cm (5 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

39.553

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver flatware