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Tablespoon

18th century
about 1755
Thomas Arnold (American, 1734–1828)


Object Place: Newport, Rhode Island

Dimensions

4.3 x 18.7 cm (1 11/16 x 7 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

1981.426

Medium or Technique

Metal; silver

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver flatware

Tablespoon having an elliptical bowl with rounded, upturned handle with midrib. Long, faint rattail on back of bowl is surmounted by flattened drop.

Inscription

Engraved "D * A" in shaded roman letters on back of handle near tip. The term "19L" is incised in a modern hand above initials, facing away from bowl.

Markings

On back of handle above bowl is faintly stamped "TA" in roman letters within a rectangle.

Provenance

Early history unknown; acquired from an unnamed source by silver collector, Dr. Arthur DuBois Brundidge.

Credit Line

A gift from the collection of Dr. Arthur DuBois Brundidge, Walden N.Y., and Northport, N.Y.