Serving spoon

Object Number: 
1942.389
Date: 
ca. 1894
Medium: 
Silver
Dimensions: 
Overall: 11 5/8 x 2 3/8 x 1 5/8 in. ( 29.5 x 6 x 4.1 cm )
Marks: 
engraved: on the handle: "MDBM" in script stamped: on the underside of the stem: "STERLING/ BLACK STARR & FROST/ PAT D. 94" incuse
Description: 
silver serving spoon with an upturned handle with a anthemion tip, foliate scroll borders and a bearded face below the engraved initials, "MDBM" in script; scrolled shoulders and a pointed oval bowl with a chased drop in the form of a bearded face; ball foot applied to the underside of the handle; makers' marks stamped on the underside of the stem.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Wilmot T. Cox
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group