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Sugar spoon

A.C.C., Paris
French, Paris
Length: 8 in. (20.3 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Samuel P. Avery, 1897
Accession Number:
Not on view
Marking: [1] A C C, a goblet between, a crown above, in vertical lozenge (unidentified maker's mark)
[2] Head of Apollo, with P, in an oval (unofficial assay mark, Paris, 1793-94)
[3] Bearded man's head, numeral 1, in vertical octagon (Paris mark for first standard silver, 1819-38)
[4] Head of Ceres in circle (Paris large excise mark for silver, 1819-38)
[5] Crab (restricted warranty mark for silver, French provinces, 1838-79)
[6] Boar's head (Paris restricted warranty mark for silver, 1838-79)
[7], [8] Insects (anvil marks)

Location of marks:
[1]-[6] on back of handle
[7], [8] on reverse of [4], [5] respectively
Mrs. Samuel P. Avery (until 1897; to MMA)
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