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Berry scoop

Berry scoop
Berry scoop
Title
Berry scoop
Date 
ca. 1868
Medium 
Silver, gilt
Dimensions 
Overall: 9 1/4 x 2 5/8 x 1 1/2 in. ( 23.5 x 6.7 x 3.8 cm )
Description 
Silver berry scoop with handle formed of three long clustered cylinders terminated by ball finial; finial has a molded socket, reeded midband with four applied medallions, a ball-in-cup finial, and is engraved along shoulder with shaded Gothic-style cipher "EAC"; molded decoration around lower handle joint extends to shoulder of bowl formed from three ivy leaves; ovular pear-shaped bowl with two scrolled points at bottom is gilded along surface of obverse; maker's hallmarks stamped on the underside of the bowl.
Credit Line 
Bequest of Arthur D. Benson
Object Number 
1941.457
Marks 
engraved: on the finial: "EAC" superimposed stamped: on the underside of the bowl: lion, anchor and "G" over, "STERLING"
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group