Shovel (spoon)

about 1825–46
Robert & William Wilson (American, about 1825–1846)


Object Place: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Dimensions

Overall: 10.8 x 2.2 cm (4 1/4 x 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

2004.663

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver flatware

Rectangular-shaped shovel head with pinched sides to create curves. Slightly rasied side walls. Square nexk with slight flaring of sides, narrow handle shaft with quick flare to rectangular handle top with rounded top edge. Applied boardering lines, mimic shape of the handle with exaggerated downward arch at top of handle. Engraved on handle top: “EF” in script. Mark on back of handle: “R & W. WILSON” in a rectangle.

Inscription

Engraved on handle top: "EF" in script.

Markings

Mark on back of handle: "R & W. WILSON" in a rectangle.

Provenance

Spoon collection of Mr. and Mrs. Gerald W. Rothschild, Fayetteville, New York

Credit Line

The Estelle S. and Harris A. Solomon Collection—Gift of their daughter Carol Soloman Rothschild