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Spoon (France), 19th century

This is a spoon. It is dated 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: 18.8 x 2.6 x 2 cm (7 3/8 x 1 x 13/16 in.)

It has the following markings

Bowl interior: Minerva head for silver fineness of .950 used from 1838-1973; stamped with Bigorne and maker's mark: a diamond shape with "JOSAX" in the center, two small circles in the lower region, an unknown symbol resembling two crossed, stemmed ferns.

Cite this object as

Spoon (France), 19th century; silver; L x W x D: 18.8 x 2.6 x 2 cm (7 3/8 x 1 x 13/16 in.); Gift of Mrs. John Hobart Warren; 1909-21-19

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