Serving spoon

Object Number: 
1950.174
Date: 
ca. 1871
Medium: 
Silver
Dimensions: 
Overall: 9 x 2 3/4 x 2 in. ( 22.9 x 7 x 5.1 cm )
Marks: 
engraved: on the handle: cipher "MAB" in gothic-style characters stamped: along underside of handle: "BALL, BLACK & CO/ STERLING/ PATENT"
Description: 
Gilded silver serving spoon with down-turned handle decorated with foliate scroll motif and shield-shaped reserve at end, engraved with cipher "MAB" in gothic-style charactes; handle terminates at scrolled shoulders and has shovel-shaped bowl with matte finish and foliate and geometric engraving; maker's hallmarks stamped along underside of handle.
Gallery Label: 
This serving spoon was given to the donor's mother, Marie Antoinette Baker Davis, on the occasion 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