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Object Name: Tablespoon
Date: ca. 1825
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Medium: Silver
Dimensions: Overall: 8 7/8 x 1 7/8 x 1 1/8 in. ( 22.5 x 4.8 x 2.9 cm )
Place made: North America, United States, New York
or: Southampton
Description: Silver tablespoon with a downturned fiddle handle with a short splayed midrib on the underside and the engraved initials, "JED" in script; flared shoulders and a pointed oval bowl with shell decoration; maker's marks stamped on the underside of the handle.
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Josephine Griswold
Object Number: 1941.338
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Marks: Engraved on the handle: "JED" in script; stamped on the underside of the handle: "W. S. PELLETREAU." in roman letters in a rectangle

Gallery Label:

This spoon was purchased from William Smith Pelletreau by Dr. Joseph Doane (1801-1847) of Riverhead, Long Island.

Exhibitions:

"Elias Pelletreau: Long Island Silversmith & Entrepreneur," Long Island Museum, Stony Brook, NY, September 21–December 30, 2018.