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Spoon, from pair of salad servers

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The long-handled serving piece has a hammered inner bowl and planished exterior. The straight-sided broad rosewood handle narrows toward a blunt downturned tip. The handle is joined to the bowl with a broad ferrule that has a Mayan-inspired collar in which three spheres of silver are arranged...

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Inscription

None.

Marks

On back of spoon "SPRATLING/MADE IN MEXICO" in sans-serif, raised letters appears around top and bottom of circular mark; at center is maker's incuse monogram "WS."

Provenance

Purchased by Mymie Graham while living in Mexico City circa 1945 and given to the donors in 1999; given by them to the Museum in 2000.

Credit Line

Gift of Will and Alexandra Watkins in honor of Mymie Worrell Graham

about 1945

Object Place

Taxco, Mexico

Dimensions

5.71 x 32.38 cm (2 1/4 x 12 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

2000.793.1

Medium or Technique

Silver, rosewood

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver flatware