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American Decorative Arts
Maker: Samuel Bell, American, 1798–1882

Spoon

1851/52–1860

Silver

L. 5 1/2 in. (14 cm), 13 dwt. (21 g)
Gift of Robert V. Hunt, great-great-grandson of Samuel Bell
2020.48.2
Geography: 
Made in San Antonio, Texas
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
American
Period: 
19th century
Classification: 
Flatware
Provenance: 

Jessup Bell (1837-1918), San Antonio, Texas; by descent to his daughter Mrs. Eduardo Mauricio Villareal (née Mary Digges Bell) (1883–1975), San Antonio and later Napoleon, Mexico; by descent to her daughter Mrs. Carl Hopkins Hunt (née Dolores Villareal) (1910–2005) Monterrey, Mexico, later Dallas; by descent to her son Robert V. Hunt (born 1956), Dallas; gift to the Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn., 2020

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