Requires Photography

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

56.599

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver flatware

This spoon has a curved handle with a pendent floral design. It also has a rounded drop on oval bowl, very worn.

Inscription

HMC engraved on handle.

Markings

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

Provenance

March 15, 1939, lent by Dr. George Clymer to MFA; by inheritance to his wife, Mrs. George Clymer; October 11, 1956, gift of Mrs. Clymer to MFA.

Credit Line

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