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Object Name: Tablespoon

Object ID: 1998.012.07

Creator: Rogers & BrotherSilversmith

Place of Origin: Hartford or Meriden, CT

Date: 1865-1870

Description: Tablespoon, one of a set of four (1998.12.4-.7). Silver plate, in Rogers Brothers' "Olive" pattern. Pointed-ended handle, with slightly upturned end. Reeded and scrolled pattern on front and back of handle and stem, with cluster of leaves at top and bottom of handle, and base of stem. Roulette engraved black lettering, upper- and lower-case, on front of handle, "Spear". Stamped or cast on back of stem: "ROGERS & BRO AI", preceded by a five-pointed star, in upper-case roman letters, incuse. Also stamped on back of stem, "12", incuse.

Material: Metal

Dimensions: W-1.687 L-8 inches

Provenance: Set of spoons with the name Spear, which was the name of donor's husband's ancestors.
This set perhaps belonged to donor's husband's grandparents (his mother's parents), Martha Helena Jones (1841-1906) and Edward Henry Spear (1837-1912), of New Ipswich, NH, and elsewhere; they were married 1865.

Credit Line: Bequest of Florence A. Fisher

People: Spear, Edward Henry (1837-1912), Fisher, Florence A. (1924-1998)

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