Overall: 6 1/4 x 1 1/2 x 7/8 in. ( 15.9 x 3.8 x 2.2 cm )
engraved: on the handle: "EEG" in script stamped: on the underside of th handle: "FHL" in script, "STERLING PAT 1895"
silver sugar spoon with a downturned pointed handle with a beaded border and teh engraved initials, "EEG" in script; scalloped shell bowl; maker's marks stamped on the underside of the handle. "Washington" pattern.
EEG is Emma Elizabeth Gilder (b. 1861), the aunt of the donor (Louise S. Gilder). Emma was a sister of Louise's father, William Howard Gilder (b. 1857, Maryland).
Gift of Louise Stafford Gilder
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