Teaspoon, one of a pair

About 1785–90
Richard Humphreys (American (born British West Indies), 1749–1832)


Object Place: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Dimensions

2.5 x 14.1 cm (1 x 5 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

1991.1061

Medium or Technique

Silver

On View

Regional Styles in Middle Colonies Gallery (Gallery 134)

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver flatware

Round-handled, slightly downturned handle has faint midrib on back, and a deep, rounded drop on oval bowl. Bird holding branch in beak is swaged on back of bowl.

Inscription

Both engraved "S / I * A" in shaded roman letters on end of handle.

Markings

Both marked "R [pellet] H" in roman letters within an ellipse, on back of handle.

Provenance

Early history unknown; lent to the Museum on March 16, 1937, by Mrs. Alfred V. deForest; inherited by the donor about 1937 from her mother, Mrs. Alfred V. deForest; given to the Museum in 1991.

Credit Line

Gift of Judith deForest Taves in memory of her mother, Mrs. Alfred V. deForest