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Spoon (Norway), 1804

This is a spoon. It was made by "PB". It is dated 1804 and we acquired it in 1951. Its medium is silver, gilding. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was donated by Richard Cranch Greenleaf (American, 1887–1961). It is credited Gift of Richard C. Greenleaf.

Its dimensions are

L x W x D: 14.5 x 6 x 2.2 cm (5 11/16 x 2 3/8 x 7/8 in.)

It has the following markings

On reverse of stem: city mark for Bergen, c. 1800? (a tower above seven dots); Assayer's mark "MP"; zodiac mark indicating July 22-August 21, used between 1766-1820; year mark "04" indicating 1804; maker's mark "PB".

Cite this object as

Spoon (Norway), 1804; Made by "PB" ; silver, gilding; L x W x D: 14.5 x 6 x 2.2 cm (5 11/16 x 2 3/8 x 7/8 in.); Gift of Richard C. Greenleaf; 1951-85-4

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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