Spoon

1833–50
H.N. Walter (American, active 1833–1850)


Object Place: Norwich, New York

Dimensions

Overall: 15.9 x 3.8 cm (6 1/4 x 1 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

2004.639

Medium or Technique

Silver, stamped

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver flatware

Stamped bowl in shaped of a shell with scalloped edges. Baluster-shaped handle near bowl, then straight before flaring out to a round top with a pinch tip. Engraved on top of handle: “Bentley”. Six marks on back: “H.N.WALTER”; five small round marks in a row: outer two are indistinguishable, but different designs; the center 3, from bowl to top contain: “H”, “S”, “B”.

Inscription

Engraved on top of handle: "Bentley".

Markings

Six marks on back: "H.N.WALTER"; five small round marks in a row: outer two are indistinguishable, but different designs; the center 3, from bowl to top contain: "H", "S", "B".

Provenance

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

Credit Line

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