Punch Ladle

English (London)
1747–48
Marked by Samuel Meriton I (first mark entered 1739)


Object Place: Europe, London, England

Dimensions

W. 8.65 cm x L. 40 cm (3 3/8 x 15 3/4 in.); Weight: 54 gm (1oz 14dwt)

Accession Number

18.31

Medium or Technique

Silver; twisted horn handle

On View

Alan and Simone Hartman Galleries (Gallery 241)

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver

The ladle has a long stem of twisted horn that has been repaired near the end with a silver ferrule. The fluted silver bowl, formed from raised sheet, has a shaped spout at one end and is joined to the stem by a scrolled bracket.

Markings

On inside of bowl, date letter m; lion passant; maker's mark SM (Grimwade 2590); lion passant; leopard's head crowned.

Provenance

Gift of Miss M. H. Jewell to the MFA. (Accession Date: March 21, 1918)

Credit Line

Gift of Miss M. H. Jewell