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Ladle with barrel bowl

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The cast barrel-shaped bowl of this ladle is ornamented with three narrow bands of bright-cut engraving. A floral swag design rings the area between the middle and upper bands of engraving. The stem is attached to the bowl with a three-pronged end. The downturned stem tip is triangular, with...

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Inscription

Gothic "L" at back of handle. "GMW to MD"

Marks

"COIN / N. HARDING & CO." struck incuse on back of stem

Provenance

Purchased about 1980 by the donor and made a gift to the Museum.

Credit Line

Gift of Malcolm Parkes Hunt

about 1870

Object Place

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

6.3 x 19.2 cm (2 1/2 x 7 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

1999.64.19

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver flatware