Spoon

about 1786
Underhill and Vernon (American, about 1786)


Object Place: New York, New York

Dimensions

Overall: 21.6 x 4.1 cm (8 1/2 x 1 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

2004.650

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver flatware

Rounded oval spoon bowl and flaring handle with rounded top. Point between bowl and handle is slightly raised and articulated with rounded edge. Top of handle is engraved with cut-card engraving on edges, elipse at top of handle and bellflowers. Elispe surrounds initials: “JSS” (?). Two marks on back of handle, top: “TU” in rectangle and “I (dot) V” in rounded rectangle. Engraved into back of handle, near bowl: “4 / 322”

Inscription

Top of handle is engraved with cut-card engraving on edges, elipse at top of handle and bellflowers. Elispe surrounds initials: "JSS" (?).

Markings

Two marks on back of handle, top: "TU" in rectangle and "I (dot) V" in rounded rectangle. Engraved into back of handle, near bowl: "4 / 322"

Provenance

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

Credit Line

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