Spoon

1685
Jeremiah Dummer (American, 1645–1718)


Object Place: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Catalogue Raisonné

Buhler, 1972, No. 13

Dimensions

18.26 cm (7 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

42.254

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver flatware

Stem rectangular in section thinner at rather sharply curved short trifid tip (point at one side broken, the center bent forward). Very worn elliptical bowl stamped with rounded drop in grooved rattail, scroll and foliate design shown in other examples to taper at tip, each scroll lined with a row of dots.

Inscription

Engraved on back, RB / RS / 1685 added on front in script L.R.P.

Markings

ID fleur-de-lis below in heart in bowl, heart pointing to handle

Provenance

Buhler catalogue: Unknown.

Credit Line

The Philip Leffingwell Spalding Collection—Given in his memory by Katharine Ames Spalding and Philip Spalding, Oakes Ames Spalding, and Hobart Ames Spalding