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Small ladle

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The small ladle has a shallow, hammered, hemispherical bowl, with a notch at the point of attachment to the handle. The cut-out handle has a rounded tip whose interior is pierced and decorated with a red enameled strawberry design.

Inscription

None.

Marks

“M. P. W. STERLING” struck incuse on back of handle.

Provenance

Descended in the family of silversmith George C. Gebelein, who worked with Winlock at the Handicraft Shop. Purchased from the estate of J. Herbert Gebelein, George Gebelein's son, in 1987 with funds provided by Gertrude Atwood.

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by Gertrude S. Atwood

1914–27

Object Place

Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

Overall: 13.5 x 4.5 cm (5 5/16 x 1 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

1987.73

Medium or Technique

Silver, enamel

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver flatware