Spoon

about 1735
John Parkman (American)


Object Place: Boston, Massachusetts

Dimensions

Overall: 23.5 x 4.4 cm (9 1/4 x 1 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

2004.645

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver flatware

Oval spoon bowl with arched/pointed tip attached to flaring handle that culminates in a pointed top. Joint between handle and bowl is articulated with engraved lines, to mimic the joint- real joint not visible. Front of handle is decorated with engraving- bellflower design on shaft with pointed elispe at the top surrounding engraved initials: “PJCC” (?). Mark on back of handle: “PARKMAN” in a rectangle.

Inscription

Front of handle is decorated with engraving- bellflower design on shaft with pointed elispe at the top surrounding engraved initials: "PJCC" (?).

Markings

Mark on back of handle: "PARKMAN" in a rectangle.

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 Soloman Rothschild