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Spoon

Stem rectangular in section thinner at rather sharply curved short trifid tip (point at one side broken, the center bent forward). Very worn elliptical bowl stamped with rounded drop in grooved rattail, scroll and foliate design shown in other examples to taper at tip, each scroll lined with a...

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Inscription

Engraved on back, RB / RS / 1685 added on front in script L.R.P.

Marks

ID fleur-de-lis below in heart in bowl, heart pointing to handle

Provenance

Buhler catalogue: Unknown.

Credit Line

The Philip Leffingwell Spalding Collection—Given in his memory by Katharine Ames Spalding and Philip Spalding, Oakes Ames Spalding, and Hobart Ames Spalding

1685

Object Place

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Catalogue Raisonné

Buhler, 1972, No. 13

Accession Number

42.254

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver flatware