Ladle, from a Five Piece Set of Serving Utensils
Stainless steel and Lucite
1 1/2 x 13 x 3 1/2 in. (3.8 x 33 x 8.9 cm) (show scale)
on bottom of bowl, stamped 'RUSSEL WRIGHT"
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Gift of Paul F. Walter
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Russel Wright (American, 1904-1976). Ladle, from a Five Piece Set of Serving Utensils, ca. 1935. Stainless steel and Lucite, 1 1/2 x 13 x 3 1/2 in. (3.8 x 33 x 8.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Paul F. Walter, 1999.108.28. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.1999.108.28.jpg)
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Serving spoon/ladle, stainless steel and Lucite, The stainless steel, shallow bowl is circular in shape. The applied, cylindrical handle is attached to the base through an insertion into a slit on the handle. The lower 1/4 of the handle is stainless steel that curves up and then levels out. The upper 3/4 of the handle is a clear plastic that is smaller in diameter than the metal section. The plastic section is inserted into the stainless steel handle.
It is possible that this item, along with 208.26a, c-e, are examples of the Englishtown Cutlery line. (See Hennessey, p.92)
Condition: Excellent condition. Overall minor abrasions due to use.
Catalogued by Judith Pineiro 2-22-2000
Entered by Kendra Weisbin 2-10-2005
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