Spoon with engraved inscription: "Rochambeau to Lt. Gov. Jabez Bowen Ri 1780" on handle front; engraved coat of arms on handle back (Rochambeau crest). Spoon presented to Jabez Bowen by French General Rochambeau In 1780 to commemorate his stay in Bowen's Providence home. Loaned to Gorham Co. 1968. Loaned to Preservation Society April 26-28, 1993. 'Newport's Cultural Treasures: a Pleasure From the Past', Newport Art Museum, September 13, 2001-January 2002.
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