Benjamin Hurd (American, 1739–1781)
Object Place: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
2.3 x 12.4 cm (7/8 x 4 7/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Round-tipped handle with feather-edge decoration has short midrib on back; stem is rectangular in section. The elliptical bowl has a rounded drop with seven-lobed webbed shell decoration. Foliate bright-cut decoration appears under owner’s initials. The bowl tip is somewhat worn.
This delicate teaspoon by Benjamin Hurd is one of a group that shares a distinctive lobed and webbed shell decoration on the back of the bowl.
Engraved "P G" in roman letters on front of handle tip.
Stamped "B [device] H" in roman letters within a rectangle on back of stem.
Early history unknown.
Gift of Mrs. Peter Christian Beer