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Object Name: Teaspoons (pair)
Date: ca. 1840
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Medium: Silver
Dimensions: Each: 5 7/8 x 1 1/4 x 5/8 in. (14.9 x 3.2 x 1.6 cm)
Place made: North America, United States, Boston
Description: Pair of silver teaspoons with fiddle handles with shell decoration and the engraved initial, "B" in script; chafered shoulders and pointed oval bowls with broad drops; maker's marks stamped on the undersides of the handles.
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. Dudley Davis in memory of his mother, Marie Antoinette Baker Davis
Object Number: 1950.162ab
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Marks: engraved: on the handles: "B" in script stamped: on the undersides of the handles: "B. C. Frobisher" in a rectangle

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These teaspoons belonged to Frances Augusta Beals(1815-1897), born in Boston, MA to William Beals (1785-1870) and Dorothy Whitney Beals (1797-1876). William Beals was the founder of the "Boston Post." Frances Augusta married George Baker (1818-1854) of Boston May 20, 1844 and was given these teaspoons at that time.