Mustard spoon

Object Number: 
INV.14540e
Date: 
1855-1856
Medium: 
Silver
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5 3/4 x 7/8 x 3/4 in. ( 14.6 x 2.2 x 1.9 cm )
Marks: 
engraved: on the handle: "MGH" in script stamped: on the underside of the handle: "11-12 GOULD, STOWELL & WARD BALTIMORE"
Description: 
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.
Gallery Label: 
The initials "MGH" refer to Mary G. Howard who married William Huges Gilder in Baltimore in 1856.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Louise S. Gilder, 12/14/73
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group