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One of three tablespoons

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


Object Place: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Dimensions

Overall: 22.9 cm (9 in.)

Accession Number

57.45

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver flatware

This spoon has a curved handle with a pendent floral design and a very worn rounded drop on an oval bowl.

Inscription

HMC in medallion on tip of handle

Markings

JR in rectangle

Provenance

Descended in the family to Dr. George Clymer; March 15, 1939 lent by Clymer to MFA; by descent to his wife; August 28, 1956, lent by Mrs. Clymer to MFA; January 10, 1957, gift of Mrs. Clymer to MFA.

Credit Line

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