One of nine dessert spoons

1790–1800
Joseph Richardson, Jr. (American, about 1752–1831)


Object Place: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Catalogue Raisonné

Buhler, 1972, No. 523

Dimensions

3.4 x 17.6 cm (1 5/16 x 6 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

56.600

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver flatware

This spoon has a downturned spatulate handle with bright-cut decoration, a broad drop and short midrib on back and a pointed oval bowl.

Inscription

Engraved "HMC" in conjoined feathered script on top of handle.

Markings

Marked "JR" in Roman capitals in a rectangle two times on back of handle.

Provenance

Descended in the family to Dr. George Clymer; March 15, 1939 lent by Clymer to MFA; Oct 11, 1956, gift of Mrs. Clymer to MFA.

Credit Line

Gift in memory of Dr. George Clymer by his wife, Mrs. Clymer