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Ladle

Object Number: 
1950.182
Date: 
ca. 1871
Medium: 
Silver
Dimensions: 
Overall: 12 1/4 x 4 1/8 x 3 in. ( 31.1 x 10.5 x 7.6 cm )
Marks: 
engraved: on the handle: "MAB" superimposed stamped: on the underside of the stem: "* F & H *"
Description: 
Silver ladle with down-turned, pointed-end handle decorated with foliate and geometric decoration and framed with Vitruvian scroll; handle engraved with cipher "MAB" in Gothic-style characters; deep, horizontal elliptical bowl is gilded on both obverse and reverse; makers' hallmark stamped on the underside of handle.
Gallery Label: 
This ladle was given to Marie Antoinette Baker Davis on the occasion of her marriage to Fellows Davis October 17, 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