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Serving spoon

Object Number: 
INV.14546
Date: 
ca. 1900
Medium: 
Silver
Dimensions: 
Overall: 9 1/4 x 3 1/4 x 1 1/2 in. ( 23.5 x 8.3 x 3.8 cm )
Marks: 
stamped: on the underside of the handle; "HARRIS & SHAFER CO." and "PATENT/ 1900"
Description: 
Silver serving spoon has a double-swell fiddle handle and scrolled bird's head tip. Handle also decorated with foliate scrolls, fruit, and lion's head mask; pear-shaped bowl has scrolled drop at reverse; makers' marks stamped on the underside of the handle.
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