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Stories in Sterling: Four Centuries of Silver in New York

Teaspoon

Teaspoon
Object name 
Teaspoon
Date 
ca. 1720-1740
Medium 
Silver
Description 
Countless silver objects made in New York City bear witness to the unacknowledged labor of slaves. As indicated by a May 1758 runaway advertisement, the silversmith who marked this spoon owned a slave named Jasper who assisted in his shop.
Credit Line 
New-York Historical Society, Gift of Mrs. Thomas K. Gale
Object Number 
1932.117
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group