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Ladle with circular bowl attached with three rivets to a slender, cylindrical handle flattened into an almost vertical, flared and pointed end with pierced hole; turning and chatter marks visible on front and back of bowl. Front of handle struck incuse above hanging hole "W.BARTON" in roman letters.
Skimmer 1978.0939.006 and ladle 1978.0939.011 appear to be a pair. Both were possibly made by William Barton (1762-1849), who established foundries for making horse and sleigh bells in East Hampton, CT, in 1808, and in Cairo, NY, in 1826.
Currently not on view
date made
1800 - 1830
place made
United States: Connecticut
United States: New York
Physical Description
copper (bowl; handle; rivets material)
overall: 4 3/8 in x 15 in x 4 1/4 in; 11.1125 cm x 38.1 cm x 10.795 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Gift of John Paul Remensnyder
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History


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