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Round-tipped handle with feather-edge decoration has short midrib on back; stem is rectangular in section. The elliptical bowl has a rounded drop with seven-lobed webbed shell decoration. Foliate bright-cut decoration appears under owner’s initials. The bowl tip is somewhat worn.

Inscription

Engraved "P G" in roman letters on front of handle tip.

Marks

Stamped "B [device] H" in roman letters within a rectangle on back of stem.

Provenance

Early history unknown.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Peter Christian Beer

about 1770–80

Object Place

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

2.3 x 12.4 cm (7/8 x 4 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

1973.15

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver flatware