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Dessert spoons (2)

Object Number: 
1939.222-223
Date: 
ca. 1790-1800
Medium: 
Silver
Dimensions: 
each overall: 6 7/8 x 1 1/4 x 5/8 in. ( 17.5 x 3.2 x 1.6 cm )
Marks: 
engraved: on the handles: "B" in gothic script stamped: on the underside of the handle: "Burger" in script in a conforming rectangle
Description: 
Pair of cast silver dessert spoons with downturned pointed handles with bright-cut decoration around engraved Borrowe family crests, eagle with wings spread holding a shield engraved with a crowned lion's head in one talon on fess, above the engraved initials, "B" in gothic script; pointed oval bowls with tapered drops; maker's marks stamped on the undersides of the handles.
Gallery Label: 
These dessert spoons belonged to the Borrowe family.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Miss Effie Beekman Borrowe
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group