Overall: 13 x 3 7/8 x 3 1/4 in. ( 33 x 9.8 x 8.3 cm )
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
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.
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