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Serving spoon and fork (Rosette)

Object Number: 
1950.150ab
Date: 
ca. 1871
Medium: 
Silver
Dimensions: 
fork: 9 x 1 3/4 x 1 3/8 in. ( 22.9 x 4.4 x 3.5 cm ) spoon: 9 x 2 1/4 x 1 7/8 in. ( 22.9 x 5.7 x 4.8 cm )
Marks: 
engraved: on the handle: "MAB" in script stamped: on the underside of the handle: lion passant, anchor, gothic "G" incuse, "PAT 68 STERLING" and "STARR & MARCUS" incuse
Description: 
Silver serving spoon and fork in the "Rosette" pattern with upturned threaded handles with trefoil ends, shield and scroll tips and rosette stem center; handles engraved "MAB" in script; fork has shallow bowl and three pointed tines with a pointed foliate drop at the reverse; spoon has an angular shell bowl with pointed foliate drop at reverse; makers' and retailer's hallmarks stamped along the undersides of the handles.
Gallery Label: 
These serving spoon and fork were given to Marie Antoinette Baker, the donor's mother, on the ocassion of her marrige to Fellows Davis in 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