Each: 5 3/4 x 1 1/8 x 5/8 in. ( 14.6 x 2.9 x 1.6 cm )
Silver Weight: a) 10 dwt (15 g)
Silver Weight: b) 10 dwt (16 g
engraved in script: on obverse of handle: "JB"
stamped: on reverse of handle: "WG Forbes" in rectangle between two smaller marks
Twelve silver teaspoons with pointed oval bowl, pointed oval handle with bright-cut and wheel-turned decoration, and slightly raised pointed arch drop; engraved intials inside almond-shaped frame on obverse of handle; stamped maker's mark on reverse.
Bequest of Catherine Augusta De Peyster
John Beekman (1768-1843), who married Mary Elizabeth Goad Bedlow (1771-1845); to their daughter Mary Beekman (1800-1895), who married William Axtell De Peyster (1793-1856); to their daughter Catharine Augusta De Peyster (1835-1911), the donor.
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