Spoon

about 1808–38
John W. Forbes (American, 1781–1864)


Object Place: New York, New York

Dimensions

Overall: 22.9 x 4.4 cm (9 x 1 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

2004.647

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver flatware

Oval spoon bowl with point and flat rim. Flaring handle with rounded top. Joint between bowl and handle is articulated with 2 pointed, intersecting engraved lines. Top of handle engraved with elispe surrounding initials: “LF”. Engraved on back of handle, near top: “C.T.E” in script. Mark on back of handle, middle:”I (dot) W (dot) F” in a rectangle.

Inscription

Top of handle engraved with elispe surrounding initials: "LF". Engraved on back of handle, near top: "C.T.E" in script.

Markings

Mark on back of handle, middle:"I (dot) W (dot) F" 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