Overall: 11 1/2 x 4 1/4 x 3 1/4 in. ( 29.2 x 10.8 x 8.3 cm )
engraved: on the handle: "S" in gothic script stamped: on the underside of the handle: Native-American bust conforming, "STERLING" in a scrolled cartouche
silver soup ladle with a slightly upturned pointed handle with a chamfered border, threaded shield reserve engraved, "S" in gothic script with embossed laurel garland around on the front and a full midrib on the underside; shallow pear-shaped bowl with an arched drop; maker's marks stamped on the underside of the handle.
This silver service was presented to William Sulzer (1863-1941), the former governor of New York State, by his Congressional District on his 50th birthday in 1913.
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