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Tablespoon

Upturned, midrib handle with round tip has stem that is rectangular in section. Rounded drop with pronounced, slender rattail is swaged on back of elliptical bowl.

Inscription

"M + C" engraved in shaded roman letters on back of handle tip.

Marks

Marked in roman letters "R [bullet] LANG" within a rectangle, on back of stem.

Provenance

Original owner unknown. The donor was a silver collector, who acquired the spoon sometime in the twentieth century.

Credit Line

A gift from the collection of Dr. Arthur DuBois Brundidge, Walden N.Y., and Northport, N.Y.

18th century, about 1760

Object Place

Salem, Massachusetts, United States

Accession Number

1981.430

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver flatware