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Maker(s):Stanton, Enoch (attributed)
Culture:American (1745-1781)
Title:teaspoon
Date Made:ca. 1770
Type:Food Service
Materials:silver
Place Made:United States; Connecticut; Stonington
Measurements:overall: 4 7/8 in.
Accession Number:  HD 69.1607
Museum Collection:  Historic Deerfield

Description:
Silver spoon with an upturned spatulate-end handle with a midrib and oval bowl with a rattail, which is marked "E.S" in a rectangle attributed to Enoch Stanton (1745-1781), and engraved with the initials "M+ D" on the back of the handle. Born in Stonington, Enoch worked by himself and in partnership with his brother Daniel Stanton (1755-1781) and Zebulon Stanton (1753-1828) as D.E. & Z. Stanton from c.1775-c.1780. Both Enoch and Daniel were killed in the defence of Fort Grisowld, Groton, Connecticut, in 1781.

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