Ladle

Description
Old English type ladle with offset horizontal oval bowl and rounded downturned handle with midrib on back and a foliate script "C" engraved on front; no shoulders. Swage-formed pointed drop on back of bowl. Struck on back of handle with maker's mark "D•L" in raised serif letters in an oval above five hallmarks, a crowned leopard's head in round-bottom shield, sovereign's head facing right in profile in oval, lion passant in shield, Newcastle city mark of three towers in round-bottom shield, and Newcastle date letter "R" in raised serif in a square.
Maker is Dorothy Langlands (died 1845) of Newcastle, England; she was the wife of John Langlands II (active, circa 1795-1804) and continued his business in her name when he died until she retired in 1814.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1807
place made
United Kingdom: England, Newcastle
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 2 1/2 in x 13 1/8 in x 4 in; 6.35 cm x 33.3375 cm x 10.16 cm
ID Number
DL.66.0555
catalog number
66.0555
accession number
265238
Credit Line
Gift of John H. Crea
subject
Women
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Food
Data Source
National Museum of American History

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