Ladle with raised circular bowl attached by two rivets to a slender, D-section handle flattened and shaped at its upper end with circular hanger; both rivets flat on front and domed on back. Back of upper portion of handle struck incuse with circular mark for "ORPHEUS (arched) / COPPERSMITH (curved)" bordering "HAND / MADE / U.S.A.". From a four-piece set of cooking utensils (skimmer, two ladles and hanging rack), 1986.3175.1A-D.
Maker is Kurt P. Strehl (1926-2008), Orpheus Coppersmith, of Agawam, MA.
Currently not on view
Object Name
date made
Physical Description
copper (skimmerbowl; rivets material)
brass (handle material)
overall: 2 5/8 in x 14 in x 4 1/4 in; 6.6675 cm x 35.56 cm x 10.795 cm
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Agawam
ID Number
catalog number
nonaccession number
Domestic Furnishings
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Kurt P. Strehl
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