each overall: 9 1/8 x 1 3/4 x 1 3/8 in. ( 23.2 x 4.4 x 3.5 cm )
Silver Weight: c) 1 oz (troy) 18 dwt (59 g)
Nine silver tablespoons with downturned fiddle handles with basket decoration and the engraved initials, "MB" in bright-cut script; flared shoulders and pointed oval bowls with shell decoration; makers' marks stamped on the underside of the handles.
Bequest of Catherine Augusta De Peyster
engraved: on the handles: "MB" in bright-cut script
stamped: on the undersides of the handles: "FELLOWS & STORM" in a rectangle
Mary Beekman (1800-1885), who married Wiliam Axtell De Peyster (1793-1856); to their daughter Catherine Augusta De Peyster (1835-1911), the donor.
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