Update

To help support the city’s efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19, New-York Historical is temporarily closed to the public until it is safe to reopen. More details on our Visit page.

Ladle

Object Number: 
INV.14534
Date: 
1896-1903
Medium: 
Silver
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7 3/4 x 2 1/4 x 1 3/4 in. ( 19.7 x 5.7 x 4.4 cm )
Marks: 
engraved: on the underside of the handle: "EEG" in script stamped: on the underside of the handle: "S. KIRK & SON CO 925/1000"
Description: 
silver ladle with a downturned handle with an all over repoussé chased foliate decoration on the front and the engraved, "EEG" in script; deep, circular bowl; makers' marks stamped on the underside of the handles. "Repousse" pattern.
Gallery Label: 
EEG is Emma Elizabeth Gilder (b. 1861), the aunt of the donor (Louise S. Gilder). Emma was a sister of Louise's father, William Howard Gilder (b. 1857, Maryland).
Credit Line: 
Gift of Louise S. Gilder, 12/14/73
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group