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Spoon (USA), 1820–42

This is a Spoon. It was made by Frederick J. Posey. It is dated 1820–42 and we acquired it in 1959. Its medium is molded and engraved sheet silver. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was donated by Thomas S. Tibbs. It is credited Gift of Thomas S. Tibbs.

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Its dimensions are

L x W x D: 15 x 3 x 1.6 cm (5 7/8 x 1 3/16 x 5/8 in.)

It has the following markings

On reverse of stem: FJ POSEY

It is inscribed

Monogram: LM

Cite this object as

Spoon (USA), 1820–42; Made by Frederick J. Posey (American, active 1820–40); molded and engraved sheet silver; L x W x D: 15 x 3 x 1.6 cm (5 7/8 x 1 3/16 x 5/8 in.); Gift of Thomas S. Tibbs; 1959-181-1

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

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