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Ladle

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The bowl of the ladle has a scalloped edge and is chased with spiral fluting interspaced with punched dots radiating from a double-drop handle joint. The long plain curved handle is of the Old English style.

Inscription

Engraved on handle, MAT Ware.

Marks

On the back of handle, rectangular standard mark STERLING smaker's mark IN (Bennett, p. 189, no. 46) (struck twice)

Provenance

Gift of Horace E. Ware to the MFA. (Accession Date: November 7, 1912)

Credit Line

Gift of Horace E. Ware

Irish (Cork), about 1780

Object Place

Cork, Ireland

Dimensions

W. 9.6 cm x L. 37.8 cm (3 3/4 x 14 7/8 in.) Weight: 204 gm (6 oz 12dwt)

Accession Number

12.1157

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver