Overall: 12 1/4 x 4 1/8 x 3 in. ( 31.1 x 10.5 x 7.6 cm )
engraved: on the handle: "MAB" superimposed stamped: on the underside of the stem: "* F & H *"
Silver ladle with down-turned, pointed-end handle decorated with foliate and geometric decoration and framed with Vitruvian scroll; handle engraved with cipher "MAB" in Gothic-style characters; deep, horizontal elliptical bowl is gilded on both obverse and reverse; makers' hallmark stamped on the underside of handle.
This ladle was given to Marie Antoinette Baker Davis on the occasion of her marriage to Fellows Davis October 17, 1871.
Gift of Mr. Dudley Davis in memory of his mother Marie Antoinette Baker Davis
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