Berry scoop

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Title:
Berry scoop
Date: 
ca. 1868
Medium: 
Silver, gilt
Classification: 
Dimensions: 
Overall: 9 1/4 x 2 5/8 x 1 1/2 in. ( 23.5 x 6.7 x 3.8 cm )
Date End: 
1 868
Description: 
Silver berry scoop with handle formed of three long clustered cylinders terminated by ball finial; finial has a molded socket, reeded midband with four applied medallions, a ball-in-cup finial, and is engraved along shoulder with shaded Gothic-style cipher "EAC"; molded decoration around lower handle joint extends to shoulder of bowl formed from three ivy leaves; ovular pear-shaped bowl with two scrolled points at bottom is gilded along surface of obverse; maker's hallmarks stamped on the underside of the bowl.
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Arthur D. Benson
Object Number: 
1941.457
Date Begin: 
1868
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group