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Rounded bowl ends, hollow on inside, with flaring handle that reaches it's widest point at the top. Decorated with cut-card engraving on edges and rolled texture stamp. Engraved elipse at top, no initials. Two identical marks on inside of each handle: "DUMOUTET" in a rectangle.

Marks

Two identical marks on inside of each handle: "DUMOUTET" in a rectangle.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

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

1793–1813

Object Place

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Dimensions

Overall: 15.2 x 2.2 x 5.7 cm (6 x 7/8 x 2 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

2004.643

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver flatware