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Culture:English or American
Title:spoon
Date Made:1740-1760
Type:Food Service
Materials:silver
Place Made:United Kingdom; England or United States
Measurements:overall: 4 1/16 in; 10.31875 cm
Accession Number:  HD 59.205C
Museum Collection:  Historic Deerfield

Description:
One of three spoons (no record for HD 59.205B on mimsy as of 2/18/12) with rounded-end handle and molded drop on the back of the eliptical bowl, which is marked "S.G" in a rectangle, and engraved with the initials "M / A*N" on the back of the upturned handle. This mark was originally attributed to Samuel Gilbert (1775-1850) of Hebron, Connecticut; however, Gilbert did not start working as a silversmith until about 1798 and the spoons are circa 1760.

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