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Table spoon

Marks

Stamped on back of stem: "Henchman" in a rectangle

Provenance

Descended in the family of the maker. Presumed line of descent: Daniel Henchman (b. 1730 - d. 1775) and Elizabeth Hurd Henchman (b. 1730 - d. after 1777), daughter of silversmith Jacob Hurd, to whom Henchman apprenticed; to Jacob Henchman (b. 1760 - d. 1825) and Deborah Gookin Henchman (b. 1762 - d. 1842); to Dr. Daniel Henchman (b. 1790 - d. 1878) and Susan Bunch Henchman (b. 1804 - d. 1839); to Russel Bunch Henchman (b. 1834 - d. 1878) and Elizabeth Louise Carret Henchman (b. 1837 - d. 1890); to Nathaniel Davis Henchman (b. 1876 - d. 1947) and Mabel Ada Barber Henchman (b. 1878 - d. 1937); to Joseph Franklin Henchman (b. 1917 - d. 1966) and Marion Frances Barta Henchman (b. 1917 - d. 1978); to David Lee Henchman (b. 1949) and Anne Nolan Henchman (b. 1948), Meridian, ID; 2013, gift of David Lee Henchman and Anne Nolan Henchman to the MFA. (Accession date: March 27, 2013)

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. David L. Henchman

ca. 1755-1775

Object Place

Boston, Massachusetts

Dimensions

Overall: 21.6 x 4.1 x 7.3 cm (8 1/2 x 1 5/8 x 2 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

2013.295

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver flatware