Spoon

Native American (Algonkian)
about 1670


Object Place: New England (Coastal)

Dimensions

5.08 x 16.83 cm (2 x 6 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

1983.13

Medium or Technique

Brass

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Metalwork

Spoon of hammered sheet brass with repeated drilled and stamped circular decoration along handle; fig shaped bowl.

Provenance

According to unverified tradition supplied by the dealer, William Taylor of North Attleboro, Massachusetts, this belonged to Alderman, a Native American of the late seventeenth century from Rhode Island, and descended in his family.

Credit Line

Frank B. Bemis Fund