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Cheese scoop

Cheese scoop
Cheese scoop
Cheese scoop
Title
Cheese scoop
Date 
ca. 1871
Medium 
Silver
Dimensions 
Overall: 9 1/4 x 1 1/2 x 5/8 in. ( 23.5 x 3.8 x 1.6 cm )
Description 
silver cheese scoop with a downturned handle with a short midrib on the underside and the engraved initial, "B" in gothic script on the front; shovel-shaped bowl; makers' marks stamped on the underside of the handle.
Credit Line 
Gift of Mr. Dudley Davis in memory of his mother Marie Antoinette Baker Davis
Object Number 
1950.179
Marks 
engraved: on the handle: "B" in gothic script stamped: on the underside of the handle: "CROSBY, MORSE & FOSS" incuse, "925" in an oval
Gallery Label 
This cheese scoop was given to the donor's mother, Marie Antoinette Baker Davis on the occassion of her marriage to Fellows Davis in 1871.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group