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The midrib spoon with upturned tip has a handle that is rectangular in section; it terminates in a rounded and slashed drop on elliptical bowl.

Inscription

Engraved "I * N / E * B" on back of spoon near tip of handle.

Marks

Stamped "G : M" within a rectangle on back of stem. Ada Mark F1141

Provenance

Although the engraved initials are unidentified, this spoon descended to the donors along with an earlier spoon (1990.348) that John Coney made for the Gibbs/Shrimpton/Hastings families of Boston and Salem.

Credit Line

Gift in memory of Ruth P. and Pauline Dennis

about 1755–60

Object Place

Possibly Eastham, Massachusetts

Dimensions

4.1 x 20.3 cm (1 5/8 x 8 in.)

Accession Number

1990.349

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver flatware