- 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.
- Currently not on view
- 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
- Data Source
- National Museum of American History
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