Spoon

Spoon

Description
Old English serving spoon with pointed oval bowl and rounded downturned handle with midrib on back and foliate script "C" engraved on front; no shoulders. Swage-formed drop on back of bowl. Struck on back of handle with maker's mark "C•D" in raised serif letters in rectangle to left of five hallmarks, Newcastle city mark of three towers in round-bottom shield, lion passant facing left in clipped-corner surround, sovereign's head facing right in profile in oval, crowned leopard's head in round-bottom shield, and Newcastle raised roman date letter "L" in a square.
Maker is Christopher Dinsdale I of Newcastle, England; active circa 1800. Dinsdale's sons, Christopher Dinsdale II and Cuthbert Dinsdale, both used an identical mark.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1801
place made
United Kingdom: England, Newcastle
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 1 3/8 in x 12 7/8 in x 2 3/8 in; 3.4925 cm x 32.7025 cm x 6.0325 cm
ID Number
DL.66.0556
catalog number
66.0556
accession number
265238
Credit Line
Gift of John H. Crea
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Food
Data Source
National Museum of American History

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