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.
Marked "SE" within a rounded rectangle on back of spoon.
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).
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Julius McNutt Ramsey, Jr.