This is a spoon. It was made by Frederick J. Posey. It is dated 1820–42 and we acquired it in 1959. Its medium is molded and engraved sheet silver. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.
This object was
Thomas S. Tibbs.
It is credited
Gift of Thomas S. Tibbs.
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Its dimensions are
L x W x D: 15 x 3 x 1.6 cm (5 7/8 x 1 3/16 x 5/8 in.)
It has the following markings
On reverse of stem: FJ POSEY
It is inscribed
Cite this object as
Spoon (USA); Made by Frederick J. Posey (American, active 1820–40); molded and engraved sheet silver; L x W x D: 15 x 3 x 1.6 cm (5 7/8 x 1 3/16 x 5/8 in.); Gift of Thomas S. Tibbs; 1959-181-1
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibitions Maira Kalman Selects and Feeding Desire: Design and the Tools of the Table, 1500-2005.