Berry scoop

Object Number: 
ca. 1871
Silver, gilt
Overall: 10 5/8 x 3 1/8 x 1 3/8 in. ( 27 x 7.9 x 3.5 cm )
engraved: on the underside of the bowl: "MAB" superimposed ; engraved: on the handle: "B" in gothic script stamped: underside of the bowl: "S" in an oval between two lion passants in rectangles
Cast and molded silver gilt berry scoop has columnar handle trimmed with beaded bands and end in form of helmet topped by small animal; molded handle socket; shovel-shaped bowl has tapered fluting at opening and scrolled pierced work along the back of bowl; bowl obverse also has engraved foliate drop; joint of handle and bowl has applied, cast winged angel head; bowl reverse engraved with gothic-style cipher "MAB"; handle end also engraved with gothic-style "B".
Gallery Label: 
This berry scoop was given to Marie Antoinette Baker Davis on the occassion 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