Salt spoon

Date:
1819–38
Culture:
French, Paris
Medium:
Silver, parcel gilt
Dimensions:
Length: 3 7/8 in. (9.8 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork-Silver
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Samuel P. Avery, 1897
Accession Number:
97.2.193
Not on view
Marking: [1] Bearded man's head, numeral 1, in vertical octagon (Paris mark for first standard silver, 1819-38)
[2] Mask, in oval (Paris medium excise mark for silver, 1819-38)
[3] Giraffe's head (French large census mark, 1838 to present)
[4], [5] Insects (anvil marks)

Location of marks:
[1]-[3] on back of handle
[4], [5] on reverse of [2] and [3]
Mrs. Samuel P. Avery (until 1897; to MMA)