Soup Ladle

"Tuxedo" pattern soup ladle with circular, rolled-rim bowl attached to a straight, hollow, scroll-bordered wavy handle. Symmetrical design on front and back features a small fan and 7-lobed pendant shell at top and an 8- or 10-petaled flower between opposed anthemions and C scrolls above a ridged band around center, from which a long, tapered leafy ornament descends; ends with an almost circular ribbed shell attached to back of bowl. No marks.
Currently not on view
date made
1890 - 1920
place made
United States
Physical Description
silver plate (overall material)
electroplated (overall production method/technique)
overall: 2 3/4 in x 13 1/4 in x 3 1/2 in; 6.985 cm x 33.655 cm x 8.89 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Daniel Gardner
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History


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