Overall: 8 x 1 7/8 x 1/2 in. ( 20.3 x 4.8 x 1.3 cm )
engraved: on flat end of handle: "L/MS"
impressed: on handle: "W. k./B" inside heart
Pair of silver tablespoons with trifid handle-ends and with inscribed initials at handle reverse; back of spoon bowl chased with scrolling decoration; hallmark impressed on handle near bowl.
Gift of Dr. John E. Stillwell
Moses Lippit (1668-after 1714) and Sarah Throckmorton (1674-after 1728); probable descent: to their nephew John Stillwell (1709-1794), who married Mercy Burrowes (b. ca. 1721); to their son Joseph Stillwell (1739-1805), who married Mary Ogborne (1742-1820); to their son William Stillwell (1768-1832), who married Hannah Seabrook (1772-1847); to their son John Edwin Stillwell (1813-1873), who married Elizabeth Sophia Giles (1815-1890); to their son John Edwin Stillwell (1853-1930), the donor.
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