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Tablespoons (2)

Tablespoons (2)
Title
Tablespoons (2)
Date 
1733
Medium 
Silver
Dimensions 
each overall: 8 x 1 3/4 x 3/4 in. ( 20.3 x 4.4 x 1.9 cm )
Description 
N-YHS Museum Collection Pair of silver tablespoons with upturned handles with full midribs; engraved on the underside of a, "R/ H * C/ 1733" in block letters and engraved on the underside of b, "Henry/ and/ Catherine/ Rutgers/ Married/ 1733;" elliptical bowls with rattail drops; maker's marks on the undersides of the stems.
Credit Line 
Gift of Mrs. Samuel Schwartz
Object Number 
1977.90ab
Marks 
engraved: on the underside of a: "R/ H * C/ 1733" in block letters engraved: engraved on the underside of b: "Henry/ and/ Catherine/ Rutgers/ Married/ 1733" stamped: on the undersides of the stems: twice, "PVD" in ovals
Gallery Label 
The pair belonged to Hendrick Rutgers (1712-1779) and Catherine De Peyster (b. 1711), who were married in 1731.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group