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Tear-drop shaped bowl with flat rim. Flaring handle with hexagonal shaped top. Joint between bowl and handle is flat with engraved line, pointed arch. Inscription at top of handle in block letters (front): "A MEMORIAL OF" and down front of handle in script: "Chris.t A Yates who died Nov.r 8th...

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Inscription

Inscription at top of handle in block letters (front): "A MEMORIAL OF" and down front of handle in script: "Chris.r A Yates who died Novr 8.th 1809". On back of handle engraved in script letters: "A.B."

Marks

Mark on back of handle, middle: "SHEPHERD & BOYD" in scallop-edged rectangle.

Provenance

Spoon collection of Mr. and Mrs. Gerald W. Rothschild, Fayetteville, NY. Given to the donor by her parents, Estelle S and Harris A Solomon, who collected colonial American silver spoons.

Credit Line

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

1809

Object Place

Albany, New York

Dimensions

Overall: 24.1 x 4.4 cm (9 1/2 x 1 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

2004.652

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver flatware