Spoon Mold

This is a brass mold and cast–spoon that belonged to the Copp family of Stonington, Connecticut during the 18th and 19th century. The mold is for a Hanoverian type rattail spoon, with a stem that widens gradually toward its curved finial and then turns upward. The pewter spoon is unfinished, with the remnant from the sprue still at the spoon’s lip and protrusions along the handle.
The Copp Collection contains a variety of household objects that the Copp family of Connecticut used from around 1700 until the mid-1800s. Part of the Puritan Great Migration from England to Boston, the family eventually made their home in New London County, Connecticut, where their textiles, clothes, utensils, ceramics, books, bibles, and letters provide a vivid picture of daily life. More of the collection from the Division of Home and Community Life can be viewed by searching accession number 28810.
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Object Name
mold, spoon
date made
ca 1725-1800
Physical Description
bronze (mold material)
pewter (spoon material)
spoon: 8 in x 1 11/16 in; 20.32 cm x 4.30022 cm
overall: 1 1/4 in x 8 in x 1 7/8 in; 3.175 cm x 20.32 cm x 4.7625 cm
place made
United States
United Kingdom: England
place used
United States: New England
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
catalog number
Domestic Furnishings
Copp Collection
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Copp Collection
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of John Brenton Copp
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