Spoon

about 1700
Jeremiah Dummer (American, 1645–1718)


Object Place: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Catalogue Raisonné

Buhler, 1972, No. 25

Dimensions

17.46 cm (6 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

59.1001

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver flatware

Rectangular in section, handle is very thing at wavy end which is bent forward. Bowl has molded and rounded drop in grooved rattail flanked by leafy scroll design - apparently the Dummer stamp most common in survival. The spoon’s position in the swage gives it a longer drop and causes the first scroll to be slightly further from the edge than on other spoons.

Inscription

MW on back of handle

Markings

ID fleur-de-lis below in heart on back of stem and in bowl (both away from bowl)

Provenance

Buhler Catalogue: Unknown.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Esther Jackson and Mrs. Percy O. Daley