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Object ID #18702423

This is a Ingots to finished handmade "Hanoverian" dessert spoon. It is dated 1999 and we acquired it in 2005. Its medium is silver. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This group of objects documents progressive stages in the production of a handmade silver spoon, from ingot to finished product, in a method used in the 18th century. This line of production remains the same today as it was the 18th century and is produced by a successor firm to the original 18th-century manufacturer. The end result is an example of one of the most enduring designs in history. This group was made for James Robinson, Inc.

This object was donated by James Robinson, Inc.. It is credited Gift of James Robinson, Inc..

Its dimensions are

H x W x D (a): 10 x 1.3 x 0.5 cm (3 15/16 x 1/2 x 3/16 in.) H x W x D (b): 12.5 x 2.8 x 0.5 cm (4 15/16 x 1 1/8 x 3/16 in.) H x W x D (c): 15 x 3.9 x 0.4 cm (5 7/8 x 1 9/16 x 3/16 in.) H x W x D (d): 16.5 x 4 x 0.4 cm (6 1/2 x 1 9/16 x 3/16 in.) H x W x D (e): 17.2 x 4 x 1.5 cm (6 3/4 x 1 9/16 x 9/16 in.) H x W x D (f): 17.2 x 4 x 2 cm (6 3/4 x 1 9/16 x 13/16 in.)

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Object ID #18702423; silver; H x W x D (a): 10 x 1.3 x 0.5 cm (3 15/16 x 1/2 x 3/16 in.) H x W x D (b): 12.5 x 2.8 x 0.5 cm (4 15/16 x 1 1/8 x 3/16 in.) H x W x D (c): 15 x 3.9 x 0.4 cm (5 7/8 x 1 9/16 x 3/16 in.) H x W x D (d): 16.5 x 4 x 0.4 cm (6 1/2 x 1 9/16 x 3/16 in.) H x W x D (e): 17.2 x 4 x 1.5 cm (6 3/4 x 1 9/16 x 9/16 in.) H x W x D (f): 17.2 x 4 x 2 cm (6 3/4 x 1 9/16 x 13/16 in.); Gift of James Robinson, Inc.; 2005-17-1-a/f

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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