Paul Revere Jr. Silver Tablespoon, Boston, Massachusetts, c. 1785, the deep egg-shaped bowl on a strong bright-cut and wrigglework decorated handle with engraved boar's head crest at the top, the back marked "REVERE" in a sunken cartouche, (Kane mark B), lg. 8 9/16 in., approx. 2.14 troy oz.
Note: Patricia E. Kane documents two other tablespoons with boar's head crests as being possibly associated with the Spooner family in Colonial Massachusetts Silversmiths and Jewelers (New Haven: Yale University Art Gallery, 1998), p. 830.
the mark is crisp and clear. the engraved decoration including the boar's head crest is in good condition and not very worn. the bowl and the underside of the bowl are in good condition. There does not appear to be any significant repair or restoration, nor is there any damage or bending.
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