The spoon has an upturned trifid-end handle with flat stem terminating in an elliptical bowl with rounded drop and a ridged rattail.
On back of stem, engraved "[pellet] T [pellet] B [pellet] / [pellet] M [pellet] R (reconfigured as an "A" or vice versa) [pellet] / 1696."
Marked three times on back of stem "WW," with two stars above and one below, all within a shield shape having a serrated top. A second, unidentified mark may be a symbol or pseudohallmark.
Original owner unknown, although the initials could be those of Tunis Bergen (1679 – 1755) and his wife, Mary or Marritje, of Jamaica, New York. The spoon descended in the Bergen family in a similar fashion as the Henricus Boelen spoons owned by the same family.
Gift of Mrs. Warren Christie Moffett in honor of her grandfather, Francis Henry Bergen, and her mother, Ruth Bergen Dort