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Spoon (USA), 1880

This is a Spoon. It was manufactured by Gorham Manufacturing Company. It is dated 1880 and we acquired it in 1986. Its medium is silver, gold (gilt). It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was donated by Dona Guimaraes. It is credited Gift of Dona Guimaraes.

Its dimensions are

L x W: 12.3 x 2.5 cm (4 13/16 x 1 in.)

It has the following markings

On reverse of bowl, stamped: "[lion passant]/[anchor]/ G (Gorham mark)/ STERLING."

Cite this object as

Spoon (USA), 1880; Manufactured by Gorham Manufacturing Company (United States); silver, gold (gilt); L x W: 12.3 x 2.5 cm (4 13/16 x 1 in.); Gift of Dona Guimaraes; 1986-113-6

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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