Teaspoon

Object Number: 
1971.74
Date: 
ca. 1845
Medium: 
Silver
Dimensions: 
Overall: 6 1/2 x 1 3/8 x 1 in. ( 16.5 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm )
Marks: 
engraved: on the handle: "CSS" in script stamped: on the underside of the handle: "L. C. CHAMPNEY TROY" incuse
Description: 
silver teaspoon with a downturned fiddle handle with engraved initials, "CSS" in script on obverse; flared shoulders and a pointed oval bowl; stamped maker's mark and pseudo-hallmarks on reverse.
Gallery Label: 
According to the accession records, this teaspoon was part of a lot of 74 spoons from the George B. Cutten Collection purchased by the donor from Eric Shrubsole, New York City.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Robert G. Goelet
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group