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Sugar spoon

Maker:
Pierre-Nicolas Sommé (master 1760, retired 1806)
Date:
1786–89
Culture:
French, Paris
Medium:
Silver
Dimensions:
Length: 8 3/8 in. (21.3 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork-Silver
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Samuel P. Avery, 1897
Accession Number:
97.2.16
Not on view
Marking: [1] Crowned fleur-de-lis, 2 grains de remède, P N S, device a hand holding a laurel branch (maker's second mark)
[2] Parrot's head (Paris discharge mark for gold and small silver, 1786-89)
[3] Boar's head (Paris restricted warranty mark for silver, 1838-79)

Two other illegible marks are probably the charge and warden's marks.

Location of marks:
All marks on back of handle
Mrs. Samuel P. Avery (until 1897; to MMA)
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