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Tablespoon, one of three

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The spoon has an ovoid bowl and a slightly pointed, downturned handle. The handle is engraved with initials in an oval, topped by a bowknot; bright-cut flowers decorate the stem. The handle joins the bowl at an elongated slashed drop.

Inscription

JVR or IVR in oval on handle

Marks

"REVERE" in rectangle on back of handle

Provenance

Early history unknown.

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Charles F. Hovey

about 1780–1790

Object Place

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

Overall: 21.6 x 4.3 cm (8 1/2 x 1 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

1973.622

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver flatware