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Hexagonal or coffin-end fiddle ladle with circular bowl and downturned handle engraved "GEB. Dearth" in script on front; no shoulders. Plain back is struck twice "I.FALES" in raised serif letters in a sawtooth or serrated rectangle.
Maker is James Fales (1780-1857); worked in Newport, RI; Bristol, RI; and New Bedford, MA (exact dates at each place unclear). Father of James Fales Jr. (1810-1879) and Giles Sanford Fales (1816-1887), both silversmiths.
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Object Name
date made
1800 - 1810
place made
United States: Rhode Island, Rhode Island, Newport
United States: Rhode Island, Bristol
United States: Massachusetts, New Bedford
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
overall: 3 1/4 in x 14 3/8 in x 3 7/8 in; 8.255 cm x 36.5125 cm x 9.8425 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Bequest of the Misses Long
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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