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


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


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


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

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silver, with turned wood handle




Silver flatware