- Ladle with deep circular bowl and upturned rounded handle with crease running length of front. Oval strapwork reserve on back of terminal and a trefoil with fleur-de-lis design on back of bowl. Back of shaft struck incuse with maker's and patent mark.
- "Breveté Sans Garantie Du Gouvernement" is type of French patent that frees the government from liability. One of three ladles, DL*126963-DL*126965, made in England and collected by the State Department at the 1884 World's Fair (or World's Industrial and Cotton Centennial Exposition) in New Orleans. All recorded as English, but this one was made in France.
- Currently not on view
- Object Name
- date made
- ca 1884
- place made
- Physical Description
- metal, white (overall material)
- overall: 2 1/4 in x 13 1/2 in x 3 5/8 in; 5.715 cm x 34.29 cm x 9.2075 cm
- ID Number
- catalog number
- accession number
- Credit Line
- U. S. Department of State
- Data Source
- National Museum of American History
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