Overall: 12 3/4 x 4 x 2 5/8 in. ( 32.4 x 10.2 x 6.7 cm )
engraved: on the handle: "Beals." in script stamped: on the underside of the handle: "FARRINGTON & HUNNEWELL" in a rectangle, "BOSTON" in a rectangle
Silver ladle with down-turned fiddle-end handle engraved along obverse in script, "Beals."; handle terminal has flared shoulders at juncture with horizontal elliptical bowl; makers' hallmarks stamped along underside of handle.
This ladle belonged to Frances Augusta Beals(1815-1897), born in Boston, MA to William Beals (1785-1870) and Dorothy Whitney Beals (1797-1876). William Beals was the founder of the "Boston Post." Frances Augusta married George Baker (1818-1854) of Boston May 20, 1844 and was given this ladle at that time.
Gift of Mr. Dudley Davis in memory of his mother Marie Antoinette Baker Davis
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