Spoon

Native American (Algonkian)
about 1670


Object Place: New England (Coastal)

Dimensions

5.08 x 16.83 cm (2 x 6 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

1983.13

Medium or Technique

Brass

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Metalwork

Spoon of hammered sheet brass with repeated drilled and stamped circular decoration along handle; fig shaped bowl.

Provenance

Said to have belonged to John Alderman (17th century) and sold by his descendants [see note]. By 1982, William Taylor (dealer), North Attleboro, MA; 1983, sold by William Taylor to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 12, 1983)

NOTE: According to the dealer at the time of the acquisition. This account has not been verified.

Credit Line

Frank B. Bemis Fund