Serving Spoon


French thread serving spoon having a large, pointed oval bowl and long, upturned fiddle handle with shallow concave shoulders double struck (pattern on front and back) with a tipped thread border; gothic or Old English "E" engraved lengthwise on terminal back. Back of shaft struck with three marks (all facing terminal): a rising sun above "P / L \ B" in diamond or lozenge; crowing cock with body facing right and "1" at lower right in clipped-corner vertical rectangle; and classical male head affronté flanked by "85" in oval. One of two spoons, DL.300475A-B, with same monogram but by different makers.

Date Made: 1798 - 1809

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: France: Île-de-France, Paris

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Credit Line: Gift of Charlotte Ellis Danforth in memory of J. Lewis Ellis and Olive M. Ellis

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: DL.300475ACatalog Number: 300475AAccession Number: 61510

Object Name: spoon

Physical Description: silver (overall material)Measurements: overall: 1 1/4 in x 12 3/4 in x 2 1/4 in; 3.175 cm x 32.385 cm x 5.715 cm


Record Id: nmah_300073

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