Spoon

1867–88
N. Matson & Co. (American, 1867–1888)


Object Place: Chicago, Illinois

Dimensions

Overall: 16.2 x 3.5 cm (6 3/8 x 1 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

2004.638

Medium or Technique

Silver, stamped

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver flatware

Stamped bowl in shape of a shell with scalloped edges. Baluster shaped handle near bowl, then straight before flaring out to a rectagular end with rounded edges and slightly pinched top. Engraved on top of handle: “L Duncan” in script. Two marks on back of handle: “N MATSON” in a rectangle and “PURE COIN” in a rectangle.

Inscription

Engraved on top of handle: "L Duncan" in script

Markings

Two marks on back of handle: "N MATSON" in a rectangle and "PURE COIN" in a rectangle.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

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