Spoon

1727–57
Thauvet Besly (American, died in 1 died in 1757)


Object Place: New York, New York

Dimensions

Overall: 19.7 x 4.1 cm (7 3/4 x 1 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

2004.641

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver flatware

Long, oval bowl with flaring handle with center crease and upward flare at tip. Joint between handle and bowl is articulated, rounded- two layers. Engraved on top, back of handle: “W*P”. Two identical marks: B surmounted by a crown on back of handle, near bowl.

Inscription

Engraved on top, back of handle: "W*P".

Markings

Two identical marks: B surmounted by a crown on back of handle, near bowl.

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