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Sugar Ladle/Sifter

Decorative Arts and Design

DATES ca. 1865
DIMENSIONS 1 5/8 x 10 1/2 x 2 1/8 in. (4.1 x 26.7 x 5.4 cm)  (show scale)
MARKINGS Impressed on underside of handle: three small hallmarks, center one containing "A/C"
INSCRIPTIONS Engraved in script on top side of handle, "L"
CREDIT LINE Gift of Mrs. John H. Livingston
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Silver sugar ladle / sifter with gilded bowl. Deep, rounded, slightly oblong bowl divided into four generally heart-shaped sections such that edge has a contour of curves and darts. Spoon slotted with holes that form flowers. Narrow, twisting stem curves upward from bowl then flattens out into a tear-drop-shaped handle; handle is incised with geometric border and leaves.
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CAPTION Albert Coles & Company (1836-1880). Sugar Ladle/Sifter, ca. 1865. Silver, 1 5/8 x 10 1/2 x 2 1/8 in. (4.1 x 26.7 x 5.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mrs. John H. Livingston, 1996.37.19. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 1996.37.19.jpg)
IMAGE overall, 1996.37.19.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2004
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