Overall: 14 x 4 1/2 x 2 1/4 in. ( 35.6 x 11.4 x 5.7 cm )
engraved: on the handle: "SMB' in foliate script
stamped: on the underside of the handle: "G. FORBES" in roman letters in a rectangular surround.
Silver ladle with down-turned coffin-end handle has short midrib along the underside; handle engraved "SMB" in foliate script; deep, horizontal elliptical bowl has broad drop at reverse; maker's hallmark stamped along underside of the handle.
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