each overall: 7 x 1 1/4 x 3/4 in. ( 17.8 x 3.2 x 1.9 cm )
One of nine silver dessert spoons with downturned pointed handles with short midribs on the undersides, bright-cut decoration and the engraved initials, "JVC" in script on the fronts; pointed oval bowls with pointed drops; maker's marks stamped on the underside of the handles.
Bequest of Catherine Augusta de Peyster
stamped: on underside of the handle: "W. G. Forbes" in script, bird's head in an oval, and a sheaf of wheat in a rectangle
engraved: on the handles: "J V C" in script
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