ca. 1845 - 1860
Overall: 10 x 3 1/4 x 1 1/4 in. ( 25.4 x 8.3 x 3.2 cm )
Pierced silver pie server with upturned pointed handle decorated with beaded border and trefoil end; handle engraved with floral script initials "MSD"; spear-shaped blade is engraved across surface with foliate scrolls framing a pheasant; small pierced areas on the blade; maker's marks stamped on the underside of the handle.
Gift of Louise S. Gilder, 12/14/73
engraved: on the handle: "MSD" in script stamped: on the underside of the handle: "BENEDICT 5 WALL ST" incuse
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