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This small spoon with an elliptical bowl has a rounded upturned handle with a long midrib. The delicate twelve-lobed shell engraving on the back of the bowl descends from a long oval drop.

Inscription

None.

Marks

Marked "SE" within a rounded rectangle on back of spoon.

Provenance

The original owners are unknown, but family history of descent is claimed through Sarah Winslow West Deming (1722 – 1788), daughter of mariner John Winslow (1693 – 1731) and Sarah Pierce (1697 – 1771) of Boston, m. 1721. Sarah Winslow m. John West (1722 – 1750) of Yarmouth, Massachusetts; in 1752 she m. Boston merchant John Deming (d. 1797).

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Julius McNutt Ramsey, Jr.

about 1750–60

Object Place

Boston, Massachusetts

Dimensions

2.7 x 14.4 cm (1 1/16 x 5 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

1990.367

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver flatware