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Sifting Spoon (Netherlands), ca. 1830–60

This is a Sifting spoon. It is dated ca. 1830–60 and we acquired it in 1903. Its medium is silver. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was donated by Samuel P. Avery. It is credited Gift of Samuel P. Avery.

Its dimensions are

L x W x D: 13.5 x 7.5 x 4 cm (5 5/16 x 2 15/16 x 1 9/16 in.)

It has the following markings

On reverse of handle: stamped: Dutch fineness mark for .833 used from 1814 to September 1, 1953; profile facing left and an ant signifying the French import mark from the decree of June 29, 1895. Also "PKR" with curve shape above letters.

It is inscribed

very faint: "13"

Cite this object as

Sifting Spoon (Netherlands), ca. 1830–60; silver; L x W x D: 13.5 x 7.5 x 4 cm (5 5/16 x 2 15/16 x 1 9/16 in.); Gift of Samuel P. Avery; 1903-1-30

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Feeding Desire: Design and the Tools of the Table, 1500-2005.

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