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.
"CR" entwined in Gothic-style letters on the back of the stem.
Marked incuse "[Lion passant] [anchor] [G] / PAT.1864 / STERLING"
Early history unknown. Museum purchase from E. J. Canton, Lutherville, Maryland.
American Decorative Arts Curator's Fund