Ladle

1780–98
Cary Dunn (American, active about 1765–died in 1798)


Object Place: Probably New York City, New York, United States

Dimensions

36.7 cm (14 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

1991.780

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver flatware

Large ladle with round bowl and large, broad drop extends to rounded, downturned handle tip. Undecorated save for owner’s initials.

Inscription

Enwined initials"SOE" engraved in sprigged script on front of handle, and "MT / 1920" in similar but later style on back of handle.

Markings

On back of handle, marked "C [pellet] DUNN" and "N. YORK" in roman letters within a rectangle.

Provenance

Early history unknown. Lent by by Mrs. Hale Sutherland to the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, in 1930, and transferred in 1958 to the donor, Miss Mary Flint Sutherland.

Credit Line

Gift of Mary F. Sutherland