Shovel (spoon)

1840–80
Julius Hollister (American, 1818–1905)


Object Place: Hartford, Connecticut

Dimensions

Overall: 8.9 x 1.6 cm (3 1/2 x 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

2004.661

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver flatware

Rectangular shovel head with lightly raised sides at an angle. Edges on base of head are rounded. Baluster-shaped neck, narrow handle with quick flare into a reectangular handle top, rounded top edge and slightly creased, pinched top. Engraved on top of handle: “IM Peck” (?). Two marks: “J. HOLLISTER” in a rectangle, and “PURE COIN” in a rectangle.

Inscription

Engraved on top of handle: "IM Peck" (?).

Markings

Two marks: "J. HOLLISTER" in a rectangle, and "PURE COIN" in a rectangle.

Provenance

Spoon collection of Mr. and Mrs. Gerald W. Rothschild, Fayetteville, NY

Credit Line

The Estelle S. and Harris A. Solomon Collection—Gift of their daughter Carol Soloman Rothschild