Ladle (Charles II)

Object Number: 
1942.388
Date: 
ca. 1894
Medium: 
Silver
Dimensions: 
Overall: 13 x 3 7/8 x 3 1/4 in. ( 33 x 9.8 x 8.3 cm )
Marks: 
engraved: on the handle: "MDBM" in script stamped: on the underside of the handle: "STERLING", conjoined rectangle-circle-diamond, "PAT-D-94 HOWARD & CO" in roman letters
Description: 
Silver ladle with down-turned double-swell fiddle-shaped handle with shell and anthemion decoration at end and with beading trim along the edges; handle engraved "MDBM" in script; deep, circular scallop-shell bowl with anthemion decoration; makers' hallmarks stamped along underside of the handle stem.
Gallery Label: 
Rectangle-circle-diamond hallmark may indicate that ladle was made by Dominick & Haff for Howard & Co.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Wilmot T. Cox
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group