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Caddy spoon

Caddy spoon
Caddy spoon
Caddy spoon
Title
Caddy spoon
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 )
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.
Credit Line 
Gift of Mrs. Constance Schermerhorn Skillin
Object Number 
1937.194
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.
Gallery Label 
This caddy spoon descended through Sally Shute Williamson, Louise Williamson, Louise Schermerhorn, and to the donor.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group