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Tea Scoop (Netherlands)

This is a Tea scoop. It is dated 1844 and we acquired it in 1931. Its medium is silver. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was donated by Eleanor Garnier Hewitt and Sarah Cooper Hewitt. It is credited Gift of Eleanor and Sarah Hewitt.

Its dimensions are

L x W x D: 8 x 3.5 x 1.3 cm (3 1/8 x 1 3/8 x 1/2 in.)

It has the following markings

On reverse of stem: Dutch stamp indicating .833 silver fineness, used from 1814-1953; a helmeted head; a date letter: K for 1844; an indeciferable mark.

Cite this object as

Tea Scoop (Netherlands); silver; L x W x D: 8 x 3.5 x 1.3 cm (3 1/8 x 1 3/8 x 1/2 in.); Gift of Eleanor and Sarah Hewitt; 1931-64-31

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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