The spoon has a cast handle with upturned tip in a vegetal auricular style soldered to a large wide bowl with slender, pointed rattail drop.
Engraved "A R" in roman letters on back of bowl, above mark.
Marked "HB" conjoined in a faint crowned shield, on back of bowl.
Probaby by descent to Mason Meyers Phelps of Newtonville, Massachusetts; 1946, lent by Mr Mason Phelps to the MFA; by descent to his daughter and son; 1992, purchased by the MFA. (Accession date: Nov 18, 1992)
Museum purchase with funds donated by a Friend of the Department of American Decorative Arts and Sculpture and the Frank B. Bemis Fund