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Spoon

Spoon
Title
Spoon
Date 
1700-1725
Medium 
Pewter
Dimensions 
Overall: 7 1/4 x 1/2 in. ( 18.4 x 1.3 cm )
Description 
Pewter spoon with oval bowl, rat-tail drop, and flat wavy-ended handle.
Credit Line 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number 
1937.372
Gallery Label 
This object was once part of the folk art collection of Elie Nadelman (1882-1946), the avant-garde sculptor. From 1924 to 1934, Nadelman's collection was displayed in his Museum of Folk Arts, located in the Riverdale section of the Bronx. The Historical Society purchased Nadelman's entire collection in 1937.
Provenance 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group