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Charles II fourpence ladle with downturned, twisted baleen or whalebone handle. Raised, chased and repousse bowl has a C scroll reserve on front engraved "A*S" flanked by baskets of flowers and fruits; plain flared rim and single pouring spout with coin set in at bottom center. Handle secured into long conical socket with single silver pin. Vestiges of marks on underside of spout. Decade scratched out on coin reverse, possibly was "1679".
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Object Name
date ladle made
date coin made
place made
United Kingdom: England
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
baleen (handle material)
overall: 1 3/8 in x 13 1/2 in x 3 1/8 in; 3.4925 cm x 34.29 cm x 7.9375 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Francis T. Redwood
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Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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