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American Decorative Arts
Maker: Jonathan Otis, 1723–1791

Teaspoon

ca. 1780

Silver

5 in., 12 g (12.7 cm)
Gift of Carl R. Kossack, B.S. 1931, M.A. 1933
1985.84.589
Geography: 
Made in Newport, Rhode Island
Culture: 
American
Period: 
18th century
Classification: 
Flatware
Bibliography: 

“Acquisitions 1985–1987,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin 40, no. 2 (Spring 1988).

Patricia E. Kane, Colonial Massachusetts Silversmiths and Jewelers (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1998), 746.

Patricia E. Kane et al., Art and Industry in Early America: Rhode Island Furniture, 1650–1830, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2016), 379n11.

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