Tablespoons (6) (Cluny)

Object Number: 
INV.14488a-f
Date: 
ca. 1883
Medium: 
Silver
Dimensions: 
each overall: 8 1/2 x 1 7/8 x 1 1/2 in. ( 21.6 x 4.8 x 3.8 cm )
Marks: 
engraved: on the undersides of the handles: "SES" in script stamped: on the undersides of the handles: lion passant, anchor, gothic "G" over STERLING"
Description: 
Six silver tablespoons in the "Cluny" pattern with an upturned trefoil end handle with all over foliate design between geometric designs; pointed oval bowls with beaded and foliate drops; engraved on the undersides of the handles, "SES" in script; maker's marks stamped on the undersides of the handles.
Gallery Label: 
The initials "SES" refer to Susan Elizabeth McLane (b.1831) who marred Samuel Spencer Stafford (1825-1895) in Albany in 1854.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Louise Stafford Gilder, 12/14/73
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group