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Ladle

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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.

Inscription

None.

Marks

“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.

Provenance

Purchased by Mymie Graham while living in Mexico City circa 1945; to the collection of the donors; given to Museum in 2000.

Credit Line

Gift of Betty Jane and Stephen Andrus in honor of Mymie Worrell Graham

about 1945

Object Place

Taxco, Mexico

Dimensions

9.52 x 31.75 cm (3 3/4 x 12 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

2000.789

Medium or Technique

Silver, rosewood

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver flatware