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Object ID #18475553

This is a Punch ladle. It is dated 1731 and we acquired it in 1971. Its medium is silver, wood. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was donated by Dr. Charles W. Lester. It is credited Gift of Dr. Charles W. Lester in memory of his wife, Marianne Stebbins Lester.

It is inscribed

Later engraving on reverse "D / RE / 1785"

Cite this object as

Object ID #18475553; silver, wood; Gift of Dr. Charles W. Lester in memory of his wife, Marianne Stebbins Lester; 1971-74-1

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Feeding Desire: Design and the Tools of the Table, 1500-2005.

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