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Tablespoon

This spoon has a fiddle-shaped stem with a flower basket pattern and a downturned end. It has pointed shoulders with beveled edges and an egg-shaped bowl with a shell drop at the joint.

Inscription

"SW" in script on front of the stem across the top.

Marks

"H. Porter & Co." stamped in upper and lower case letters on the back of the stem.

Provenance

June 1, 1922, gift in the name of Sarah Oliver Brown (through Mrs. Henry H. Sherman) to MFA.

Credit Line

Gift in the name of Sarah Oliver Brown

about 1830

Object Place

New York, New York, United States

Accession Number

22.610

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver flatware