Teaspoon

About 1755–60
Jonathan Trott (1730–1815)


Dimensions

L. 4 1/2 in.; width bowl 7/8 in.

Accession Number

2004.72

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver flatware

Small spoon with round-end handle and mid-rib on upper side. Molded shell drop on back of bowl.

Inscription

Engraved on back of handle "E * G" in shaded capitals.

Markings

Marked on back of handle: "I T" in rectangle with shaped ends.

Provenance

Engraved initials are those of an Elizabeth Gardner. Three generations of John Gardners married wives named Elizabeth: Elizabeth Weld (b. 1681; Elizabeth Putnam (1700-1764), and Elizabeth Pickering (1737-1823). 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