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Serving spoon

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One of a pair of serving spoons, see 1993.485.1. The handle is in the shape of a realistically chased branch with small leaves attached. The bowl is in the form of two over lapping, realistically chased leaves.

Marks

Maker's Mark: Illegible. Warden's Mark: a crowned T, possibly 1759 (Appraisal list), also possible 1735-1736 or 1782-1783. Other: a small animal's head, possibly the discharge mark for 1732-1738: a dog's head (Dennis, 165); a large animal's head, possibly a griffon (?).

Provenance

By 1970, S. J. Philipps Ltd., London. Elizabeth Parke Firestone (1897-1990) and Harvey S. Firestone, Jr. (1898-1973), Akron, OH and Newport, RI; 1993; gift of the Estate of Elizabeth Parke Firestone and Harvey S. Firestone, Jr. (Accession date: May 26, 1993)

Credit Line

Elizabeth Parke Firestone and Harvey S. Firestone, Jr. Collection

French (Paris), 1759–60

Object Place

Paris, France

Dimensions

5.9 x 30.1 cm (2 5/16 x 11 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

1993.485.2

Medium or Technique

Metal; silver

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver