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Teaspoon, one of a pair

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Round-handled, slightly downturned handle has faint midrib on back, and a deep, rounded drop on oval bowl. Bird holding branch in beak is swaged on back of bowl.

Inscription

Both engraved "S / I * A" in shaded roman letters on end of handle.

Marks

Both marked "R [pellet] H" in roman letters within an ellipse, on back of handle.

Provenance

Early history unknown; lent to the Museum on March 16, 1937, by Mrs. Alfred V. deForest; inherited by the donor about 1937 from her mother, Mrs. Alfred V. deForest; given to the Museum in 1991.

Credit Line

Gift of Judith deForest Taves in memory of her mother, Mrs. Alfred V. deForest

About 1785–90

Object Place

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Dimensions

2.5 x 14.1 cm (1 x 5 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

1991.1061

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver flatware