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Dessert spoon (one of a pair)

about 1810
Richard Riggs (American, died in 1819), Formerly attributed to George W. Riggs (American, 1777–1864)


Object Place: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Catalogue Raisonné

Buhler, 2:appendix, no. 111 (as GW Riggs)

Dimensions

Overall: 3.5 x 18.3 cm (1 3/8 x 7 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

08.310

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver flatware

Inscription

Engraved W in script on end of handle.

Markings

Marked "RIGGS" in rectangle on back of handle.

Provenance

said to have belonged to George Washington.

Credit Line

Bequest of Mr. and Mrs. George W. Hammond