Overall: 5 3/4 x 7/8 x 3/4 in. ( 14.6 x 2.2 x 1.9 cm )
engraved: on the handle: "MGH" in script stamped: on the underside of the handle: "11-12 GOULD, STOWELL & WARD BALTIMORE"
silver mustard spoon with a downturned oval handle with shell decoration, a gadrooned border and the engraved initials, "MGH" in script; circular bowl with shell decoration; makers' marks stamped on the underside of the handle.
The initials "MGH" refer to Mary G. Howard who married William Huges Gilder in Baltimore in 1856.
Gift of Louise S. Gilder, 12/14/73
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