Sauce ladles (2)
each overall: 6 3/4 x 2 1/8 x 1 5/8 in. ( 17.1 x 5.4 x 4.1 cm )
engraved: on the handles: "ER" in script stamped: on the undersides of the handles: twice, "JR" in roman letters in rectangles
Pair of silver sauce ladles with downturned oval handles with bright-cut and wheel-turned decoration and the engraved initials, "ER" in script; deep, circular bowls with rounded drops; maker's marks stamped on the undersides of the handles.
The ladles were probably made for Elizabeth Rhoads (1770-1796), who married Samuel Wharton Fisher (1764-1817) in Philadelphia in 1791.
Gift of Goodhue Livingston
Elizabeth Rhoads (1770-1796), who married Samuel Wharton Fisher (1764-1817); to their son Coleman Fisher (1793-1857), who married Mary Read (1799-1875); to their daughter Elizabeth Rhodes Fisher (1828-1878), who married Eugene Augustus Livingston (1813-1893); to their son Richard Montgomery Callendar Livingston (1861-1945); to his cousin Goodhue Livingston (1867-1951), the donor.
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