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Punch ladle

Object Number: 
INV.14496
Date: 
1750-1800
Medium: 
Silver, bone
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 x 4 x 14 in. ( 5.1 x 10.2 x 35.6 cm )
Description: 
Wrought silver punch ladle with elliptical bowl. Bowl has slightly everted rim with a drawn pouring lip at left (form of a pap bowl); joint of handle and bowl has semi-circular plate with seamed, conical handle socket with incised lines along the rim. Handle is inset into socket and constructed of twisted bone with silver cap at end; no maker's marks.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Louise Stafford Gilder, 12/14/73
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group