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Object Name: Mustard spoon
Date: 1855-1856
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Medium: Silver
Dimensions: Overall: 5 3/4 x 7/8 x 3/4 in. ( 14.6 x 2.2 x 1.9 cm )
Place made: North America, United States, Baltimore
Description: silver mustard spoon with a downturned oval handle with shell decoration, a gadrooned border and the engraved initials, "MGH" in script; circular bowl with shell decoration; makers' marks stamped on the underside of the handle.
Credit Line: Gift of Louise S. Gilder, 12/14/73
Object Number: INV.14540e
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Marks: engraved: on the handle: "MGH" in script stamped: on the underside of the handle: "11-12 GOULD, STOWELL & WARD BALTIMORE"

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The initials "MGH" refer to Mary G. Howard who married William Huges Gilder in Baltimore in 1856.