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Spoon (Netherlands), 1904

This is a spoon. It was manufactured by J.M. van Kempen and Son, Voorschoten. It is dated 1904 and we acquired it in 1994. Its medium is silver, enamel. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

It is credited Museum purchase from the Decorative Arts Association Acquisition and Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Funds.

Its dimensions are

cm: L: 21.4 x W: 7.5 (at widest)

It has the following markings

On back on bowl, stamped: lion rampant, date stamp for 1905, "VK" with a crescent above representing JM van Kempen & Sons, indistinct Assay office mark of a woman's face and possibly a C for S.Gravenhage, or D for Rotterdam.

Cite this object as

Spoon (Netherlands), 1904; Manufactured by J.M. van Kempen and Son, Voorschoten (Netherlands); silver, enamel; cm: L: 21.4 x W: 7.5 (at widest); Museum purchase from the Decorative Arts Association Acquisition and Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Funds; 1994-71-20

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