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The silver flatware George Washington acquired in the 1780s included a host of specialized utensils adapted to distinct foods and occasions. Desserts spoons, slightly smaller than tablespoons, enabled a diner to gracefully partake of the fruits, nuts, and other confections served after dinner. This example features a feather-edged border and Washington's engraved crest on the handle. More

Date

c. 1780


Geography


Material/Technique

Silver


Dimensions

Overall: 7 in. x 1 7/16 in. x 7/8 in. (17.78 cm x 3.66 cm x 2.24 cm)


Credit

Gift of Mary Lee Bowman and Robert E. Lee IV, 1981


Object Number

W-2528/E


Colors


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