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Serving spoon (one of a set of ten)

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The spoon has a slightly pointed spatulate handle with bright-cut edges and a medallion enclosing script initials, bellflowers, short midrib on back, and pointed oval bowl decorated on back with crested bird on a perch, holding a branch in its beak, and rounded drop.


"JSM" in script engraved on handle


"A. DUBOIS" in a rectangle on back of handle


Early history unknown. Presumably owned by Jane Coy Derr (d. 1955) and inherited by her daughter-in-law Mrs. Thomas (Mary S.) Derr (d. 1988) of Brookline, Massachusetts, who placed them on loan to the Museum in 1952. They descended in the family and were given by the grandchildren of Jane Coy Derr in 1996.

Credit Line

Gift of the Grandchildren of Jane Coy Derr

about 1790

Object Place

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States


4.4 x 24.3 cm (1 3/4 x 9 9/16 in.)

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