Ladle

Irish (Cork)
about 1780
Marked by John Nicholson (free 1805)


Object Place: Europe, 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

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver

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.

Markings

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