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One of three tablespoons

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


Object Place: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Accession Number

57.46

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

J(dot)R in rectangle twice on back of handle

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