Serving spoon

Object Number: 
1950.175
Date: 
ca. 1871
Medium: 
Silver
Dimensions: 
Overall: 8 3/4 x 2 1/4 x 1 1/2 in. ( 22.2 x 5.7 x 3.8 cm )
Marks: 
engraved: on the handle: "MAB" superimposed stamped: on the underside of the stem: "BALL BLACK & CO" and "PATENT. 1846" incuse
Description: 
Molded silver serving spoon with down-turned handle with foliate scroll decoration located around shield-shaped end; handle end engraved with cipher "MAB"; scrolled shoulders and fluted shell-shaped bowl have matte finish along both obverse and reverse; maker's hallmarks stamped along underside of the handle.
Gallery Label: 
This serving 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