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Spoon Mold and Spoon

Spoon Mold and Spoon

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Description
Two-part mold for an Old English type spoon with long pointed bowl; low-relief, interlocking diamond design on handle face; and round drop on back of bowl. Registration pin at top of terminal. Face of male half engraved "IN" and "1447 / A(?) : O" by different hands. Along with a rough cast pewter spoon made from the mold, with sprue intact at tip of bowl and flashing around all edges. Spoon is broken in half, and has been repaired at juncture of handle with bowl and lengthwise across bowl. Handle decoration crudely done; added later. No other marks on spoon.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
mold, spoon
spoon
date made
ca 1770-1820
place made
United States
United Kingdom: England
place used
United States: West Virginia
Physical Description
bronze (mold material)
pewter (spoon material)
Measurements
overall: 1 5/8 in x 8 1/4 in x 1 7/8 in; 4.1275 cm x 20.955 cm x 4.7625 cm
ID Number
DL.165597
catalog number
165597
accession number
26599
Credit Line
Gift of John J. Freeland
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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