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AN AMERICAN PARCEL-GILT SILVER PUNCH LADLE AND TWO MATCHING SAUCE LADLES
AN AMERICAN PARCEL-GILT SILVER PUNCH LADLE AND TWO MATCHING SAUCE LADLES
AN AMERICAN PARCEL-GILT SILVER PUNCH LADLE AND TWO MATCHING SAUCE LADLES
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PROPERTY OF DESCENDANTS OF FRANCIS HOPKINSON
AN AMERICAN PARCEL-GILT SILVER PUNCH LADLE AND TWO MATCHING SAUCE LADLES

MARK OF GORHAM MFG. CO., PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND, CIRCA 1885, RETAILED BY BAILEY, BANKS & BIDDLE, PHILADELPHIA

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AN AMERICAN PARCEL-GILT SILVER PUNCH LADLE AND TWO MATCHING SAUCE LADLES
MARK OF GORHAM MFG. CO., PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND, CIRCA 1885, RETAILED BY BAILEY, BANKS & BIDDLE, PHILADELPHIA
Narragansett pattern, the parcel-gilt handles realistically cast and chased with encrusted shells, and fish swimming through seaweed scrolls, the punch ladle with fluted gilt shell shaped bowl and sauce ladles with burnished gilt clam shaped bowls, with leather presentation case embossed with fish and aquatic foliage, the interior lined with red velvet and maize silk, ladles marked on reverse of handles, the presentation case with clasps marked for Gorham and interior silk lining with retailer's mark
14 in. (35.5 cm.) long, the punch ladle; 7 ¼ in. (18.4 cm.) long, the sauce ladles
13 oz. 16 dwt. (429 gr.)

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Another Narragansett-pattern punch ladle sold in these Rooms, 21 May 2014, lot 55.
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