Tablespoon

about 1770
John Nelson (American, 1735–1789)


Dimensions

L. 7 15/16 in.; w. bowl 1 5/8 in.; weight: 44.4 gm

Accession Number

2004.73

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver flatware

Tablespoon with round end and with mid-rib on front; molded shell drop on back of bowl.

Inscription

Engraved "E * G" on back of handle.

Markings

Marked "I N" in shaped cartouche on bacl of handle (see Flynt and Fales, p. 286).

Provenance

Engraved initials for Elizabeth Gardner; by descent in the family to the donor.

Credit Line

Gift of Catherine Coolidge Lastavica in memory of her great-grandmother Elizabeth Gardner Amory and in honor of her cousin John Lowell Gardner