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Maker(s):Baldwin, Jedediah (attributed)
Culture:American (1769-1849)
Title:salt spoon
Date Made:1800-1820
Type:Food Service
Place Made:United States; New Hampshire; Hanover or New York; Fairfield or Morrisville
Measurements:overall: 3 15/16 in; 10.00125 cm
Accession Number:  HD 61.558.1
Museum Collection:  Historic Deerfield

One of two silver salt spoons with eleven-lobed scalloped shovel bowls and downturned fiddle-end handle, which is marked "BALDWIN" for Jedediah Baldwin (1769-1849), and engraved with the foliate intials "LP" on the coffin-end handles. Born in Norwich Connecticut, Jedediah Baldwin apprenticed about 1781 to Thomas Harland in Norwich; moved to Northampton, Massachusetts, around 1790 where he was Master to his brother Jabez Baldwin (1777-1819); in partnership with Samuel Stiles (1762-aft 1826) as STILES & BALDWIN in Northampton from 1791-1792 and with Nathan Storrs (1768-1839) as BALDWIN & STORRS from July 1792-Jan. 1794, both in Northampton; worked alone in Hanover, NH, from 1794-1811; worked in Fairfield, New York, from 1811-c.1817; in Morrisville, NY, from 1818-1820; and in Rochester, NY, in 1834, where he died.

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