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Teaspoon

Object Number: 
1933.76a
Date: 
ca. 1830
Medium: 
Silver
Dimensions: 
Overall: 6 7/8 x 1 3/8 x 1 in. ( 17.5 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm )
Marks: 
engraved: on the handle: "LD" in script stamped on the underside of the handle: anchor in a circle, star in a circle, bust in an oval, "C. G." in a rectangle
Description: 
Silver teaspoon with a downturned fiddle handle with shell decoration and the engraved initials "LD" in script; flared shoulders and a pointed oval bowl with a broad drop; maker's marks stamped on the underside of the handle.
Gallery Label: 
The initals, "LD" engraved on the handle of this teaspoon stand for the donor's mother, Lucy M. Durand, the daughter of Asher B. Durand.
Bibliography: 
John R. McGrew, Manufacturers' Marks on American Coin Silver (Hanover, PA: Argyros Publications, 2004), p. 68.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Miss Nora Durand Woodman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group