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Sifter spoon

Object Number: 
1951.292
Date: 
ca. 1870
Medium: 
Silver
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7 7/8 x 2 5/8 x 1 5/8 in. ( 20 x 6.7 x 4.1 cm )
Marks: 
stamped: on the underside of the handle: "PATENT/ 925/ BALL BLACK & CO" incuse
Description: 
Pierced and scalloped silver berry spoon has slightly upturned handle with medallion handle-end topped with ball finial; medallion depicts a classical bust wearing a helmet; grooved stem decorated with rosette at center and foliate ornament at shoulder and tip; circular bowl is scalloped and pierced; maker's hallmarks stamped along reverse of handle stem.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. Goodhue Livingston
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group