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Tablespoon

Inscription

R/BA (for Benjamin and Abigail Russell)

Marks

"IA" within an oval

Provenance

About 1715, the original patrons were Benjamin and Abigail (Howland) Russell; to their daughter Hannah, b. 1721 and married to William Ricketson III; descended in the family. 1936, gift of Mrs. Ellery Stedman to the MFA.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Ellery Stedman

about 1715

Object Place

Newport, Rhode Island, United States

Catalogue Raisonné

Kane, p. 151; Buhler 1972, appendix no. 91.

Accession Number

36.70

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver flatware