Spoon

Spoon

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Description
Large French thread serving spoon with rounded oval bowl and upturned rounded handle with very slight shoulders. Back of terminal is engraved with an armorial device for the Madey family, consisting of a nine-pearl coronet above a clipped-corner coat of arms Azure (horizontal lines), with lion hanging over a plank, its tongue out. Back of shaft struck with four hallmarks, a partial outline of what appears to be a four-legged animal walking left, a crowned roman letter "H" (facing towards terminal), a crowned foliate script "A" and maker's mark including the initials "E / B \ P" (both facing towards bowl).
Maker is Edmé-Pierre Balzac (1705-circa 1786) of Paris, France. Engraved by Paul Revere.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
spoon
date made
1771-1772
date engraved
ca 1792
associated date
ca 1792
engraver
Revere, Paul
place engraved
United States: Massachusetts, Boston
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Wrentham
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 1 5/8 in x 16 in x 2 3/4 in; 4.1275 cm x 40.64 cm x 6.985 cm
ID Number
DL.60.2214
catalog number
60.2214
accession number
131186
Credit Line
Gift of Miss Anna Cornette Brastow
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Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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