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Spoon (France), mid-19th century

This is a spoon. It is dated mid-19th century and we acquired it in 1909. Its medium is silver. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was donated by Mrs. John Hobart Warren. It is credited Gift of Mrs. John Hobart Warren.

Its dimensions are

L x W x D: 17.4 x 3 x 2 cm (6 7/8 x 1 3/16 x 13/16 in.)

It has the following markings

Bowl interior: Minerva head for silver fineness of .950 used from 1838-1973; maker's mark: a diamond shape with a long thin oval vertically through the center, a "P" on the right side. Exterior: stamped with Bigorne.

It is inscribed

Oval cartouche at terminal engraved on one side with an "AC"

Cite this object as

Spoon (France), mid-19th century; silver; L x W x D: 17.4 x 3 x 2 cm (6 7/8 x 1 3/16 x 13/16 in.); Gift of Mrs. John Hobart Warren; 1909-21-15

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