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Ladle

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The raised elliptical bowl with a center point has a scalloped rim and corresponding fluted sides, with broad pouring lips at each end. The stem is forked and scrolled and soldered to bowl with circular prunts. The stem is attached to a solid, tapering circular handle socket, which receives the...

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Inscription

On back of bowl engraved "N/I*M" in shaded roman letters.

Marks

In bowl, above center point, stamped "HURD" in roman capitals within rectangle.

Provenance

According to family history, George Stevens (1867 – 1953), the donor, inherited the ladle from Daniel L. Hazard (b. 1865), Nancook Farm, Narragansett, Rhode Island. The initials “N / I*M” may stand for a member of the Nichols family, possibly a relative of Susannah Nichols (1662 – 1746), wife of Thomas Hazard (1660 – 1746), m. 1682.

Credit Line

Gift of the Estate of George Stevens

about 1740–56

Object Place

Boston, Massachusetts

Dimensions

32.2 x 9.2 x 5.5 cm (12 11/16 x 3 5/8 x 2 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

1991.694

Medium or Technique

Silver, with turned wood handle

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver flatware