Serving spoon

French (Paris)
1759
Artist Unidentified artist


Object Place: Europe, Paris, France

Dimensions

5.7 x 30.2 cm (2 1/4 x 11 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

1993.485.1

Medium or Technique

Metal; silver

On View

Britain, 1750-1800 / Portraits (Gallery 141)

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver

One of a pair of serving spoons, see 1993.485.2. The handle is in the shape of a realistically chased branch with small leaves attached. The bowl is in the form of two over lapping, realistically chased leaves.

Markings

Maker's Mark: illegible. Warden's Mark: a crowned T, possibly 1759 (Appraisal list), also possible 1735-1736 or 1782-1783. Other: a small animal's head, possibly the discharge mark for 1732-1738: a dog's head (Dennis, 165); a large animal's head, possibly a griffon (?).

Provenance

By 1970, S. J. Philipps Ltd., London. Elizabeth Parke Firestone (1897-1990) and Harvey S. Firestone, Jr. (1898-1973), Akron, OH and Newport, RI; 1993; gift of the Estate of Elizabeth Parke Firestone and Harvey S. Firestone, Jr. (Accession date: May 26, 1993)

Credit Line

Elizabeth Parke Firestone and Harvey S. Firestone, Jr. Collection