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Shovel (spoon)

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Rectangular-shaped shovel head with pinched sides to create curves. Slightly rasied side walls. Square nexk with slight flaring of sides, narrow handle shaft with quick flare to rectangular handle top with rounded top edge. Applied boardering lines, mimic shape of the handle with exaggerated...

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Inscription

Engraved on handle top: "EF" in script.

Marks

Mark on back of handle: "R & W. WILSON" in a rectangle.

Provenance

Spoon collection of Mr. and Mrs. Gerald W. Rothschild, Fayetteville, New York

Credit Line

The Estelle S. and Harris A. Solomon Collection—Gift of their daughter Carol Soloman Rothschild

about 1825–46

Object Place

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Dimensions

Overall: 10.8 x 2.2 cm (4 1/4 x 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

2004.663

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver flatware