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Old English type ladle with circular bowl and slightly pointed downturned handle with midrib on back and "WCW" engraved in conjoined foliate script on front; no shoulders. Swage-formed concentric drops containing a point facing up on back of bowl. Struck once on back of handle "I DAVID" ("VID" conjoined) in raised serif letters in a rounded-corner rectangle.
Maker is John David Sr. (1736-1798) of Philadelphia, PA; working, circa 1755-1793. His son, John David Jr., took over his business in 1794.
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Object Name
date made
ca 1780-1793
place made
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
overall: 2 7/8 in x 14 1/2 in x 3 5/8 in; 7.3025 cm x 36.83 cm x 9.2075 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Bequest of Estate of Ann L. Gibb
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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