Cheese scoop

Object Number: 
1950.179
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 )
Marks: 
engraved: on the handle: "B" in gothic script stamped: on the underside of the handle: "CROSBY, MORSE & FOSS" incuse, "925" in an oval
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.
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.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. Dudley Davis in memory of his mother Marie Antoinette Baker Davis
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group