Salt Spoon

Paul Revere, II, American (worked Boston, Massachusetts), 1735 - 1818

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about 1775

Silver

Overall: 4 1/4 in. (10.795 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Gift of Louise C. and Frank L. Harrington, Class of 1924

M.970.74

Geography/Culture

North America, United States

Period

1600-1800

Object Name

Tools and Equipment: Food Service

Classification

Decorative Arts

Not on view

Inscription

Marked on back of stem, in script: PR [in rectangle]; engraved on tip of handle: ABH [B superscript, 3 dots in a triangular pattern below]

Exhibition History

The Rococo Style in New England Silver, Harrington Silver Case, Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, July 13, 2012.

Harrington Silver Case, Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, August 12, 2009-present.

New England Silver at Dartmouth: A Tribute to Frank L. Harrington, Class of 1924, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, June 3-August 20, 1989, no. 65.

Harrington Silver Case, Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, July 28, 1981-June 7, 1982.

Harrington Silver Case, Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, January 30-June 21, 1979.

Harrington Silver Case, Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, February 16-June 2, 1978.

American Silver, Barrows Print Room, Hopkins Center Art Galleries, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, September 27-November 3, 1974.

Paul Revere Exhibition, Worchester Art Museum, Worchester, Massachusetts, September 14-October 24, 1965.

Harrington Silver Case, Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, June 1-30, 1964.

Colonial Days, Brick Store Museum, Kennebunkport, Maine, July 30-August 3, 1963.

Publication History

Patricia E. Kane, Colonial Massachusetts Silversmiths and Jewlers, Hanover: University Press of New England, p. 795-823, 1998.

Barbara J. MacAdam, New England Silver at Dartmouth College: A Tribute to Frank L. Harrington, Class of 1924, Hanover, New Hampshire: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 1989, no. 65.

Paul Revere Exhibition Catalogue, Worcester Art Museum, September 14-October 24, 1965.

Kathryn C. Buhler, Massachusetts Silver in the Frank L. and Louise C. Harrington Collection, Worcester, Massachusetts: Barre Publishers, 1965, p.104-105, ill. p. 104.

Philip H. Hammerslough, American Silver Collected by Philip H. Hammerslough, Hartford, Connecticut: Privately Printed, 1958, Vol.1., p 121.

Provenance

Alden Bass and Helen Tyler-Paul Revere made them a pair of salt spoons according to his daybook. Fits engraving(speculation). Ex Collectors: George Christian Gebelein (1878-1945), J. Herbert Gebelein (1906-1986); Philip Haas Hammerslough (1894-1978); sold to Frank L. Harrington, Sr. (1902-1988) and Louise Cronin Harrington (1904-2000), Worcester, Massachusetts, October 1960; given to present collection, 1970.

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