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Maker(s):Ward, James (attributed)
Culture:American (1768-1856)
Title:spoon
Date Made:ca. 1800
Type:Food Service
Materials:silver
Place Made:United States; Connecticut; Hartford
Measurements:overall: 5 5/8 in; 14.2875 cm
Accession Number:  HD 61.523
Museum Collection:  Historic Deerfield

Description:
Silver spoon with a downturned pointed-end handle with bright-cut decoration and pointed oval bowl, which is marked "I . W" incuse attributed to James Ward (1795-1805), and engraved with the initials "MC" in foliate script in a bright-cut oval on the front of the handle. Flynt and Fales also show a simiiar unidientified mark (p. 365). The son of silversmith Bilious Ward (1729-1777), James Ward worked in Hartford in various partnerships from about 1790-1830.

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