Tablespoon

Object Number: 
1977.12
Date: 
ca. 1790
Medium: 
Silver
Dimensions: 
Overall: 9 1/2 x 1 3/4 x 1 in. ( 24.1 x 4.4 x 2.5 cm )
Marks: 
engraved: on the handle: "PDHB" in block letters stamped: on the underside of the handle: "R. Shephard" in script in a conforming rectangle
Description: 
silver tablespoon with a downturned pointed handle with bright-cut decoration and the engraved initials, "PDHB" in block letters; pointed oval bowl with an inscribed arched drop; maker's mark stamped on the underside of the handle.
Gallery Label: 
This tablespoon belonged to Peter Douw Beekman and Hannah Hilton who were married 1789-1805.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Crawford Campbell
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group