Mustard spoon

Object Number: 
1950.170
Date: 
ca. 1871
Medium: 
Silver
Dimensions: 
Overall: 4 7/8 x 7/8 x 5/8 in. ( 12.4 x 2.2 x 1.6 cm )
Marks: 
engraved: on the underside of the handle: "M & P" in script stamped: on the underside of the stem: lion passant, anchor, gothic "G" besides, "STERLING"
Description: 
silver mustard spoon in the New Tipt pattern with a downturned, pointed oval handle decorated with a geometric and foliate design with a beaded band above the narrow tapering stem; triangular shoulder and a horizontal oval bowl with geometric drop decoration; engraved, "M & P" in script on the underside of the handle; maker's marks stamped on the underside of the stem.
Gallery Label: 
This mustard spoon was given to the donor's mother, 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