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Stamped bowl in shape of a shell with scalloped edges. Baluster shaped handle near bowl, then straight before flaring out to a rectagular end with rounded edges and slightly pinched top. Engraved on top of handle: "L Duncan" in script. Two marks on back of handle: "N MATSON" in a rectangle and...

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Inscription

Engraved on top of handle: "L Duncan" in script

Marks

Two marks on back of handle: "N MATSON" in a rectangle and "PURE COIN" in a rectangle.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

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

1867–88

Object Place

Chicago, Illinois

Dimensions

Overall: 16.2 x 3.5 cm (6 3/8 x 1 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

2004.638

Medium or Technique

Silver, stamped

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver flatware