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Ladle

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Each forged ladle has a flutted round bowl, a curving stem that is square in section, and a ribbed Onslow end.

Inscription

ARMORIALS: engraved on back of stem of each, an unidentified crest:( a fleur-de-lys).

Marks

On back of stem of each, date letter F; leopard's head crowned; lion passant; maker's mark GB (similar to Grimwade 750, 754)

Provenance

Anonymous Gift to the MFA in Memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914). (Accession Date: March 2, 1933).

Credit Line

Anonymous gift in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914)

English (London), 1761–62

Object Place

London, England

Dimensions

W. 5.8 cm x L.17.7 cm (2 5/16 x 6 15/16 in.); Weight: 51 gm (1 oz 13 dwt)

Accession Number

33.261

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver