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Serving spoon

Object Number: 
1951.300
Date: 
ca. 1857
Medium: 
Silver
Dimensions: 
Overall: 13 1/8 x 2 5/8 x 1 7/8 in. ( 33.3 x 6.7 x 4.8 cm )
Marks: 
engraved: on the handle: "ERF" in script stamped: on the underside of the handle: "J. E. CALDWELL & Co. PURE COIN" incuse
Description: 
Silver serving spoon with upturned fiddle handle with scrolled borders, wavy-tip, and engraved initials, "ERF" in script; fluted and barbed scallop shell bowl with a foliate drop at reverse; makers' marks stamped on the underside of the handle.
Gallery Label: 
The initials refer to Elizabeth Rhodes Fisher (1828-1878), who married Eugene A. Livingston.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. Goodhue Livingston
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group