Spoon

1750
Benjamin Bretton (American, 1710–1766)


Object Place: Newport, Rhode Island

Dimensions

Overall: 19.4 x 4.1 cm (7 5/8 x 1 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

2004.631

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver flatware

Rounded spoon bowl with flaring handle with slight pinch at end of rounded handle. Joint between handle and spoon bowl made decorative on back side of spoon. Inscriptions on back of handle (from top): “W H A / A * B / to / A*B*R / to A*R*A” in block letters. Two identical marks on back of handle: BB in a rounded square.

Inscription

Inscriptions on back of handle (from top): "W H A / A * B / to / A*B*R / to A*R*A" in block letters.

Markings

Two identical marks on back of handle: BB in a rounded square.

Provenance

Spoon collection of Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Rothschild, Fayetteville, NY.

Credit Line

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