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Old English type ladle with circular bowl and pointed downturned handle with midrib on back, bright cut graduated ovals on front, and a foliate script "H" engraved in the reserve; no shoulders. Swage-formed pointed drop on back of bowl. Back of handle is engraved "1780" and struck with three marks, "I&T.D" in raised serif letters in a rectangle to left of an eagle's head in profile facing right and a wheat sheaf, both in squares. "1780" added later.
The secondary marks of an eagle's head and wheat sheaf are those of Joseph Dubois (1767-1798) and Teunis Denise (Denyse) Dubois (1773-1843), respectively, also of New York City, in partnership, 1795-1797.
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Object Name
date made
ca 1780
place made
United States: New York, New York City
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
overall: 2 1/2 in x 14 1/4 in x 3 3/4 in; 6.35 cm x 36.195 cm x 9.525 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Bequest of Josephine Arthur Rohrer
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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