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Spoon (Italy), 1718

This is a Spoon. It was made by PD. It is dated 1718 and we acquired it in 1985. Its medium is silver. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was donated by Eleanor L. Metzenberg. It is credited The Robert L. Metzenberg Collection, gift of Eleanor L. Metzenberg.

Its dimensions are

L x W: 13.7 x 3.8 cm (5 3/8 x 1 1/2 in.)

It has the following markings

In bowl: P D/ L ? G C/ Naples 1718. On upper stem: illegible mark

It is inscribed

Reverse of spoon-bowl engraved: "D C D I"

Cite this object as

Spoon (Italy), 1718; Made by PD ; silver; L x W: 13.7 x 3.8 cm (5 3/8 x 1 1/2 in.); The Robert L. Metzenberg Collection, gift of Eleanor L. Metzenberg; 1985-103-8

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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