This is a fiddleback sppon with projections near the juncture of the ovoid bowl. A stamped shell decorates the handle.
AJ on handle The initials "AJ" that are engraved on the spoon may stand for Anna Joy (b. 1799), or her step-brother, Andrew Eliot Joy (b. 1808) children of sea captain Captain Mezar Joy (1758-1817) and his second wife Ann Eliot (1765-1799) and third wife, Mary Eliot (1775-1842/3), respectively.
DAVIS.WATSON&CO. in rectangle
By descent to Miss Martha May Eliot and Miss Abigail Adams Eliot. September 15, 1971, gift of Eliots to MFA.
Gift of Miss Martha May Eliot and Miss Abigail Adams Eliot