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Dessert spoons (2)

Object Number: 
1941.970ab
Date: 
ca. 1830
Medium: 
Silver
Dimensions: 
Each: 7 3/8 x 1 3/8 x 7/8 in. (18.7 x 3.5 x 2.2 cm)
Marks: 
engraved: on the handles: "EKH" in script stamped: on the underside of the handles: "G.W. & N.C. PLATT" in rectangles
Description: 
Pair of cast silver dessert spoons with downturned fiddle handles with basket decoration and the engraved initials, "EKH" in bright-cut script; flared shoulders and pointed oval bowls with shell decoration and rounded drops; maker's marks stamped on the underside of the handles.
Gallery Label: 
These dessert spoons belonged to Elizabeth King Hawley, the donor's mother.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Adelaide Milton de Groot
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group