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Spatula

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This unusual work represents the odd and elegant aspects of a colonial silversmith's work. The purity and non-reactivity of silver made it a preferred material for medical instruments. Revere's account books include references to probes, lancets (for bleeding), and spatulas, which probably...

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Provenance

Early history unknown; Towle Company collection, Newburyport, Massachusetts, by 1956; purchased at auction, from A Massachusetts Collection featuring Portrait Miniatures, sale 2349 (Boston: Skinner, February 18, 2007), lot 844.

Credit Line

Marion E. Davis Fund and H.E. Bolles Fund

Tongue depressor

about 1760

Object Place

Boston, Massachusetts

Dimensions

Overall: 13 cm (5 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

2007.254

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver flatware