early 18th century.
A silver dessert spoon (American, Newport, early 18th century) made by Samuel Vernon (American, 1683-1737). The spoon has a wide elliptical bowl with a long molded rat-tail drop on the reverse. The end of the handle is engraved on the reverse with the monogram “M+P” over “S+S”, toward the bowl on the handle the spoon is partially impressed with the touch mark “SV” in a heart shaped punch.
7 3/8" x 1 3/4"
Gift of Mr. & Mrs. Ralph E. Carpenter.
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