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Ladle (set with punch bowl)

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This raised bowl exhibits a chased swirling image of sea life, with waves, fish, seaweed, and other aquatic elements. The rim is encircled with a cast silver border imitating coral and applied shells, crabs, and seaweed. Similar ornamentation appears on the raised and soldered foot. Two large...

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Marks

"STERLING" on back of ladle

Provenance

By 1980, with Firestone and Parsons, Inc., Boston, Massachusetts; 1980, purchased from Firestone and Parsons by the MFA

Credit Line

Edwin E. Jack Fund

1885

Object Place

Providence, Rhode Island, United States

Dimensions

Overall: 35.6 x 9.5 cm (14 x 3 3/4 in.) Other: 241.3 gm

Accession Number

1980.384

Medium or Technique

Silver, gilding

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver flatware