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Teaspoons (5)

Object Number: 
1973.6b-f
Date: 
1794
Medium: 
Silver
Dimensions: 
each overall: 5 1/4 x 1 x 1/4 in. ( 13.3 x 2.5 x 0.6 cm )
Marks: 
engraved: on the handles: "BMW" in bright-cut script stamped: on the underside of the handles: "I * V" in roman letters in a cartouche, roman "P" in a shield, and an illegible figure in a shield
Description: 
Five silver teaspoons with downturned pointed-end midrib handles, midrib on the underside of the handle, and pointed oval bowls with tapered drops; handles engraved, "BMW" in bright-cut script; maker's marks stamped on the underside of the handle.
Gallery Label: 
These teaspoons, along with a mug, beaker and a set of tablespoons, were purchase from John Vernon by Benjamin White in 1794. The bill of sale for these objects is also in the collection of the New-York Historical Society.
Credit Line: 
Purchase
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group