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Maker(s):Butler, James (possibly)
Culture:American (1713-1776)
Title:teaspoon
Date Made:ca. 1745
Type:Food Service
Materials:silver
Place Made:United States; Massachusetts; Boston
Measurements:overall: 4 1/4 in; 10.795 cm
Accession Number:  HD 61.492
Museum Collection:  Historic Deerfield

Description:
Silver teaspoon with an upturned spatulate-end handle and elliptical bowl with a rounded drop and lobed shell, which is marked "I [pellet] B" in a shaped rectangle possibly for James Butler (1713-1776) of Boston. Kane notes: "Few pieces of silver bear Butler's initial and surname mark. Initial marks have been attributed to the silvesmith, but there is not sufficient evidence to support such attribution."

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