Silver, leather, silk, metal
Each (spoon): 4 1/4 x 7/8 x 5/8 in. (10.8 x 2.2 x 1.6 cm)
Box: 1 x 6 1/8 x 5 in. ( 2.5 x 15.6 x 12.7 cm )
Twelve silver coffee spoons with upturned medallion handles with molded Classical bust in the centers and ball finials; medallion jointed to stem with foliate joint; stem with foliate medallion in the center; gilt, pointed oval bowl; underside of the handle engraved, "E. R. L." in gothic script; makers' marks stamped on the underside of the stem. Rectangular red leather box with a tooled foliate scroll cartouche on the lid; lined with purple silk; makers' mark stamped on the inside of the lid; metal hooks and eyes on one side of the box.
Elizabeth Rhodes Fisher (1828-1878), second wife of Eugene Augustus Livingston (1813-1893); to their son Richard Montgomery Callender Livingston (1861-1945); to his cousin Goodhue Livingston (1867-1951), the donor.
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