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Paul Revere Jr. Silver Serving Spoon


Auction:
3080B
Lot:
1
Sold for:
$11,070

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Paul Revere Jr. Silver Serving Spoon, Boston, Massachusetts, late 18th century, the pointed bowl on a plain handle marked "REVERE" (Kane mark C or D) in a sunken cartouche on the back, engraved monogram "MLW" on the front, lg. 8 7/8 in., approx. 2.0 troy oz.

Note: The monogram on the spoon refers to Mary Lynde Walter, daughter of Rev. William Walter, rector of Trinity Church 1767-75, and Christ Church 1792-1800, and his wife Lydia Lynde. The Boston Museum of Fine Arts preserves in its collections a pair of Paul Revere Jr. tablespoons bearing the same mark and monogram; Patricia E. Kane, Colonial Massachusetts Silversmiths (New Haven; Yale University Art Gallery, 1998), p. 832, and Kathryn C. Buhler, American Silver 1655-1825 in the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Volume II (Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, 1972), Appendix 71, p. 683.
Estimate $6,000-8,000


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