1962.0240.1040 Silver Spoon upper surface
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Spoon (Tablespoon)

  • Category:


  • Creator (Role):

    Jeremiah Dummer (Maker)

  • Place of Origin:

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

  • Date:


  • Materials:


  • Techniques:

    Wrought, Engraved, Stamped

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  • Complete Details

Object Number


Object Name

Spoon (Tablespoon)



Credit Line/Donor

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred E. Bissell

Creator (Role)

Jeremiah Dummer (Maker)
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



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




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