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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.

Inscription

Engraved "A R" in roman letters on back of bowl, above mark.

Marks

Marked "HB" conjoined in a faint crowned shield, on back of bowl.

Provenance

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)

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by a Friend of the Department of American Decorative Arts and Sculpture and the Frank B. Bemis Fund

1720–40

Object Place

New York, New York

Dimensions

Overall: 16.7 x 5.1 cm (6 9/16 x 2 in.)

Accession Number

1992.512

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver flatware