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"Medallion" Ladle

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This large punch ladle has a gold-washed, elongated, egg-shaped bowl. The stem terminates in a circular portrait profile of a youth crowned with laurel leaves.

Inscription

"CR" entwined in Gothic-style letters on the back of the stem.

Marks

Marked incuse "[Lion passant] [anchor] [G] / PAT.1864 / STERLING"

Provenance

Early history unknown. Museum purchase from E. J. Canton, Lutherville, Maryland.

Credit Line

American Decorative Arts Curator's Fund

1864

Object Place

Providence, Rhode Island, United States

Dimensions

31.7 x 7.5 x 10.5 cm (12 1/2 x 2 15/16 x 4 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

1987.515

Medium or Technique

Sterling silver, gold wash

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver flatware