1970.0006 Silver Spoon upper surface
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Spoon (Teaspoon)

  • Category:

    Metals

  • Creator (Role):

    Everard Benjamin (Maker)

  • Place of Origin:

    New Haven, Connecticut, New England, United States, North America

  • Date:

    1840-1850

  • Materials:

    Silver

  • Techniques:

    Engraved

  • Museum Object Number:

    1970.0006


  • Complete Details



Object Number

1970.0006

Object Name

Spoon (Teaspoon)

Category

Metals

Credit Line/Donor

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. C. Laylor Burdick

Creator (Role)

Everard Benjamin (Maker)
1807-1874
As per Bohan & Hammerslough, Early Connecticut Silver, p. 222: Everard Benjamin was the son of silversmith Barzillai Benjamin and the brother of silversmith Samuel C. Benjamin.

Place of Origin

New Haven, Connecticut, New England, United States, North America

Date

1840-1850

Mark or Signature or Inscription or Label

1. Mark; Handle, underside; "E BENJAMIN" stamped incuse
2. Mark; Handle, underside; Six-pointed star stamped in a square with rounded corners
3. Mark; Handle, underside; Bust [?] stamped in a square with rounded corners
4. Mark; Handle, underside; "D" stamped in a rectangle with clipped corners
5. Inscription; Handle, upper surface, end; "HP" engraved

Materials

Silver

Techniques

Engraved

Dimensions (inches)

6.339 (L) , 1.26 (W) , 0.776 (Weight)

Dimensions (centimeters)

16.1 (L) , 3.2 (W) , 22 (Weight)

Object Description

Text available soon.

Bibliography and Bibliographic Notes

[Book] Belden, Louise C. 1980 Marks of American Silversmiths in the Ineson-Bissell Collection. 506 p.
An illustrated glossary of spoon terms, pp. 467-488
[Book] Bohan, Peter & Hammerslough, Philip H. 1970 Early Conneticut SIlver 1700-1840. 288 p.
Biographical information on Everard Benjamin and example marks, pp. 222, 266