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American Decorative Arts
Artist: Benjamin Pierpont, 1730–1797

Tablespoon

ca. 1785

Silver

8 3/4 in., 7.1 g (22.2 cm)
Gift of Mr. Frederick C. Kossack
1985.86.368
Geography: 
Made in Boston, Massachusetts
Culture: 
American
Period: 
18th century
Classification: 
Flatware
Provenance: 

Mr. Kossack purchased this spoon from Robert S. Tompkins of Montague, Mass.

Bibliography: 

Patricia E. Kane, Colonial Massachusetts Silversmiths and Jewelers (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1998), 774.

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