1953.0007, 1960.1052, 1962.0240.1553, 1959.3358 Spoon
  • 1953.0007, 1960.1052, 1962.0240.1553, 1959.3358 Spoon
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Spoon

  • Category:

    Metals

  • Creator (Role):

    Jeremiah Dummer (Maker)

  • Place of Origin:

    Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, New England, United States, North America

  • Date:

    1692-1708

  • Materials:

    Silver

  • Museum Object Number:

    1960.1052


  • Complete Details



Object Number

1960.1052

Object Name

Spoon

Category

Metals

Credit Line/Donor

Gift of Henry Francis du Pont

Creator (Role)

Jeremiah Dummer (Maker)
9/14/1645-5/25/1718
See extensive biographical details and list of surviving objects in Patricia Kane, Colonial Massachusetts Silversmiths and Jewelers, New Haven: Yale University Art Gallery, 1998, 385-397.

Place of Origin

Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, New England, United States, North America

Date

1692-1708

Mark or Signature or Inscription or Label

1. Mark; Bowl, interior; "I*D" and fleur-de-lis inside a heart shape, stamped
2. Mark; Handle, back; "I*D" and fleur-de-lis inside a heart shape, stamped
3. Inscription; Handle end, back; "E B" in capital shaded letters, engraved

Materials

Silver

Construction Description

Quimby notes the handle is cut from sheet silver and soldered to the wrought bowl.

Dimensions (inches)

7.25 (L) , 1.81 (W)

Dimensions (centimeters)

18.42 (L) , 4.6 (W)

Measurement Notes

Overall length of bowl: 2 9/16" inches

Object Description

Text available soon.

Bibliography and Bibliographic Notes

[Book] Quimby, Ian M. G. 1995 American Silver at Winterthur.
Published: p. 92, fig. 48
[Book] Clarke, Hermann F. 1935 Jeremiah Dummer: Colonial Craftsman & Merchant 1645-1718.
Published: No. 73.
[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