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Toddy ladle: AAL.33-2009

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Silversmith: Cripps, William




An elegant ladle, the bowl wavy edged and double lipped, an interesting join to the long silver ferrule, and thence a simple turned ebony handle. Engraved E*C on underside of bowl. Weight includes handle.

Legal notes

Lent by Jonathan Gray of The Bill Gray Collection

Measurements and weight

Height: 34.3 cm
Width: 9.2 cm

Relative size of this object

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Loan (2009) by Gray, Jonathan


George III
18th century
Production date: AD 1764

Components of the work

Handle composed of ebony
Bowl composed of silver

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: E*C
  • Location: Underside of bowl
  • Method of creation: Engraved
  • Type: Initials

Identification numbers

Accession number: AAL.33-2009
Primary reference Number: 184540
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 20 June 2022 Last processed: Monday 25 July 2022

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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