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Gravy Ladle, Croyden Pattern

Decorative Arts

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
MEDIUM Silver-plate
DATES patented July 14, 1883
DIMENSIONS 7 1/2 x 2 3/8 x 1 3/8 in. (19.1 x 6 x 3.5 cm)
MARKINGS Impressed underside on shaft: [patent mark],"1880 PAIRPOINT.MFG.CO", "4"
INSCRIPTIONS Engraved on reserve front in script: "Mellie"
COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
ACCESSION NUMBER 2009.12.13
CREDIT LINE Gift of Robert Tuggle
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION 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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