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Tablespoon

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The spoon has an upturned midrib handle terminating in an elliptical bowl, flattened and slightly worn at tip, with rattail on back.

Inscription

Engraved "A [Latin cross]L" in roman letters on back of handle tip.

Marks

On back of handle, marked "I. BURT" in roman letters within a shaped cartouche.

Provenance

Original owners unknown. Acquired by the donor, a collector of silver, sometime during the twentieth century.

Credit Line

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

about 1740

Object Place

Boston, Massachusetts

Dimensions

4 x 19.8 cm (1 9/16 x 7 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

1981.427

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver flatware