1962.0240.1040 Silver Spoon upper surface
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Spoon (Tablespoon)

  • Category:

    Metals

  • Creator (Role):

    Jeremiah Dummer (Maker)

  • Place of Origin:

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

  • Date:

    1690-1700

  • Materials:

    Silver

  • Techniques:

    Wrought, Engraved, Stamped

  • Museum Object Number:

    1962.0240.1040


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Object Number

1962.0240.1040

Object Name

Spoon (Tablespoon)

Category

Metals

Credit Line/Donor

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred E. Bissell

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

1690-1700

Mark or Signature or Inscription or Label

1. Mark; Bowl, interior; "I·D / " stamped in a heart shape
2. Mark; Handle, underside; "I·D / " stamped in a heart shape
3. Inscription; Handle, underside, end; "C" / I M" engraved

Materials

Silver

Techniques

Wrought, Engraved, Stamped

Dimensions (inches)

7.559 (L) , 1.89 (W) , 1.6932 (Weight)

Dimensions (centimeters)

19.2 (L) , 4.8 (W) , 48 (Weight)

Measurement Notes

XRF alloy testing for the spoon bowl: 94.24% silver, 5.3% copper, 0.28% gold, and 0.17% lead; For the spoon handle: 94.73% silver, 4.79% copper, 0.31% gold, and 0.17% lead.

Object Description

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Bibliography and Bibliographic Notes

[Thesis] Davis, John D. 1962 The Evolution of the Early American Silver Spoon, ca. 1650 - ca. 1850. 151 M.A. University of Delaware
Published: p. 105, fig. 27
[Book] Quimby, Ian M. G. 1995 American Silver at Winterthur.
P. 92, Fig. 49 (no photo)
[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] Kane, Patricia E. 1998 Colonial Massachusetts Silversmiths and Jewelers. 1241.
Biographical information on Jeremiah Dummer, pp. 385-397
[Book] Schroder, Timothy. 2009 British and Continental Gold and Silver in the Ashmolean Museum. 2.
Similar spoons in Vol. 2, pp. 896-899, Figs. 377-379