Caddy spoon

Object Number: 
1937.194
Date: 
1792-1793
Medium: 
Sheffield plate.
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3 x 1 1/2 x 3/4 in. ( 7.6 x 3.8 x 1.9 cm )
Marks: 
engraved: on obverse of handle: "LS" in script stamped in relief: on reverse of handle: "G. A/ & Co." in square surround; obscured lion passant in conforming square surround; crowned "u" in oval surround; bust in oval surround.
Description: 
Molded Sheffield plate caddy spoon with short, flat, coffin handle. Handle is decorated with bright-cut and wheel turned engraving surrounding inscribed initials, "LS" in script; shell-shaped bowl; makers' marks and date/letter stamped along underside of handle.
Gallery Label: 
This caddy spoon descended through Sally Shute Williamson, Louise Williamson, Louise Schermerhorn, and to the donor.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Constance Schermerhorn Skillin
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group