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Skinner Auctions Boston MA
3080B Boston
March 3, 2018 10:00 AMCalender

Paul Revere Jr. Silver Serving Spoon

Auction: American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 3080B Location: Boston Date / Time: March 03, 2018 10:00AM


Paul Revere Jr. Silver Serving Spoon, Boston, Massachusetts, late 18th century, the pointed bowl on a plain handle marked "REVERE" (Kane mark C or D) in a sunken cartouche on the back, engraved monogram "MLW" on the front, lg. 8 7/8 in., approx. 2.0 troy oz.

Note: The monogram on the spoon refers to Mary Lynde Walter, daughter of Rev. William Walter, rector of Trinity Church 1767-75, and Christ Church 1792-1800, and his wife Lydia Lynde. The Boston Museum of Fine Arts preserves in its collections a pair of Paul Revere Jr. tablespoons bearing the same mark and monogram; Patricia E. Kane, Colonial Massachusetts Silversmiths (New Haven; Yale University Art Gallery, 1998), p. 832, and Kathryn C. Buhler, American Silver 1655-1825 in the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Volume II (Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, 1972), Appendix 71, p. 683.
Estimate $6,000-8,000

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Paul Revere Jr., William Walter, Lydia Lynde, Mary Lynde Walter, Patricia E. Kane, Kathryn C. Buhler