Overall: 14 1/2 x 4 x 2 5/8 in. ( 36.8 x 10.2 x 6.7 cm )
Wrought silver ladle with long down-turned oval-end handle; handle engraved with Livingston family crest of a three-masted ship on fess with the family motto in banner above, "SPERO MELIORA"; deep, horizontal elliptical bowl with a broad drop at reverse; no maker's marks.
Gift of Goodhue Livingston
engraved: on the handle: in a baner above the crest, "SPERO MELIORA"
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