Tablespoons (3)

Object Number: 
1973.6g-i
Date: 
1794
Medium: 
Silver
Dimensions: 
each overall: 8 7/8 x 1 3/4 x 3/8 in. ( 22.5 x 4.4 x 1 cm )
Marks: 
engraved: on the handles: "BMW" in bright-cut script stamped: on the underside of the handles: "I * V" in roman letters in a cartouche, roman "P" in a shield, and an illegible figure in a shield
Description: 
Three silver tablespoons with downturned rounded-end handles with short back midribs and pointed oval bowls with tapered drops; handles engraved, "BMW" in bright-cut script; maker's marks stamped on the underside of the handles.
Gallery Label: 
These tablespoons, along with a mug, beaker and a set of teaspoons, were purchase from John Vernon by Benjamin White in 1794. The bill of sale for these objects is also in the collection of the New-York Historical Society.
Credit Line: 
Purchase
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group