Gravy Ladle, Croyden Pattern
On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
patented July 14, 1883
7 1/2 x 2 3/8 x 1 3/8 in. (19.1 x 6 x 3.5 cm)
Impressed underside on shaft: [patent mark],"1880 PAIRPOINT.MFG.CO", "4"
Engraved on reserve front in script: "Mellie"
Gift of Robert Tuggle
Heavy, broad, flat, slight upward turned, rectangular handle tapering at lower third to a shorter end at join of shaft; thick, short, slightly arched shaft ending with a wide, deep, spherical, deeply fluted bowl. Impressed, decoration at top third of handle of narrow pointed leaves, on a stippled background, engraved reserve, lower third of handle, impressed decoration against a stippled background, two flowers, one with narrow petals with a large broad leaf. At top and bottom of shaft, impressed inverted triangle design.
Condition: light tarnish.
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