The ladle has a hammered inner bowl and planished exterior and a single pouring spout. A thick rattail drop attaches the bowl to a wide handle ferrule with gadrooned decoration. The broad rosewood handle has a downturned oval tip.
“SPRATLING / MADE IN MEXICO” in raised sans-serif letters within a circle, with “WS” incuse monogram at center, struck on back. “SPRATLING SILVER” in raised sans-serif letters, within an ellipse, appears indistinctly, slightly overlapping first mark.
Purchased by Mymie Graham while living in Mexico City circa 1945; to the collection of the donors; given to Museum in 2000.
Gift of Betty Jane and Stephen Andrus in honor of Mymie Worrell Graham