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Spoon

Maker:
William Gale and Son (active ca. 1850–58 and 1863–66)
Date:
1852
Geography:
Made in New York, New York, United States
Culture:
American
Medium:
Silver
Dimensions:
L. 8 5/16 in. (21.1 cm)
Classification:
Silver
Credit Line:
Gift of David Allen Hanks, in memory of Elizabeth Dixon Hanks, 2005
Accession Number:
2005.321.2
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 774
Inscription: [Engraved in script on the handle]: Clarke.

Marking: [Marked on back of handle]: W(partially effaced)M (both are superscript) GALE & SON (incuse); G & S (in oval) / [circle] / 1852 (in lozenge) [Note that the numeral 5 is not legible and is mostly effaced, but our best guess is that it is a 5.]
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