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Ladle, from a Five Piece Set of Serving Utensils

Decorative Arts

MEDIUM Stainless steel and Lucite
  • Place Made: United States
  • DATES ca. 1935
    DIMENSIONS 1 1/2 x 13 x 3 1/2 in. (3.8 x 33 x 8.9 cm)  (show scale)
    MARKINGS on bottom of bowl, stamped 'RUSSEL WRIGHT"
    SIGNATURE Unsigned
    INSCRIPTIONS no inscriptions
    COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 1999.108.28
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Paul F. Walter
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION 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
    IMAGE overall, CUR.1999.108.28.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2011
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION 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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    Ladle, from a Five Piece Set of Serving Utensils