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Spoon

Spoon
Title
Spoon
Date 
1686
Medium 
Silver
Dimensions 
Overall: 7 1/4 x 1 7/8 x 1 in. ( 18.4 x 4.8 x 2.5 cm ) Silver Weight: 2 oz (troy) (62 g)
Description 
Silver presentation spoon with an upturned trifid end handle with a broad, oval bowl and a rat tail drop; engraved on the underside off the bowl, "Cornelia Duycken Vereert Door haeroom en/ Compeer Johannis Abeel Anno 1686 den 25 Agusty" in script; maker's mark stamped on the underside of the stem.
Credit Line 
Gift of Edmund Astley Prentis
Object Number 
1950.210
Marks 
Inscription: engraved on the underside of the bowl: "Cornelia Duycken Vereert Door haeroom en/ Compeer Johannis Abeel Anno 1686 den 25 Agusty" in script Mark: stamped on the underside of the stem: "IK" in a rectangle
Gallery Label 
This spoon was presented to Cornelia Duyckinck, the eldest daughter of Gerrit Duyckinck (1660-ca. 1710) and Maria Abeel (1666-1738) by her godfather and uncle, Johannes Abeel (1667-1711). He gave her the spoon on August 25, 1686, possibly to mark her first birthday, and had it inscribed in Dutch to mark the occasion.
Provenance 
Presented by Johannes Abeel (1667-1711) to Cornelia Duyckinck (b. 1685); descent uncertain. Purchased prior to 1950 by collector Edmund Astley Prentis (1883-1967), the donor.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group