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Fiddle ladle with horizontal oval bowl and rounded downturned handle with midrib on back and "GMK" engraved in foliate script on front; pointed shoulders. Swage-formed rounded-square drop on back of bowl. Struck once on back of handle "C.A.BURNETT" in raised serif letters in a rectangle.
Maker is Charles A. Burnett (1769-1849); worked in Fredericksburg, VA, 1788-1793; Alexandria, VA , 1793-1796; and Georgetown, DC, 1796-circa 1840.
Currently not on view
Object Name
date made
place made
United States: District of Columbia, Georgetown
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
overall: 1 7/8 in x 13 1/8 in x 4 in; 4.7625 cm x 33.3375 cm x 10.16 cm
ID Number
catalog number
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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