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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. Teaspoons were essential components of the tea equipage, allowing each guest to add sugar and milk to the beverage as desired. This example features a feather-edged border and Washington's engraved crest on the handle. More

Date

c. 1780


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Geography


Material/Technique

Silver


Dimensions

Overall: 5 5/16 in. x 1 in. x 1/2 in. (13.49 cm x 2.54 cm x 1.27 cm)


Credit

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


Marks

Illegible maker's mark stamped on the reverse.


Object Number

W-2530


Colors


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