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Maker(s):Wynkoop, Benjamin
Culture:American (1675-1751)
Title:spoon
Date Made:1700-1710
Type:Food Service
Materials:silver
Place Made:United States; New York; New York City
Measurements:overall: 8 in; 20.32 cm
Accession Number:  HD 54.507

Description:
Silver spoon with a large, fig-shaped bowl with a reeded rat-tail and dognose or wavy-end handle, which is marked "WK / B" in heart-shaped punch once on back of handle for Benjamin Wynkoop (1675-1751) of New York City, and engraved with the initials "T / I C" on the back of the handle. Wynkoop married Femmetjie Van de Heus in 1697, and was made a freeman of New York City in 1698. He lived in the city's South Ward where he was also active in civic and church affairs.

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