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Maker: Joseph Richardson Jr., American, 1752–1831

Punch Ladle

1735–45

Silver

15 13/16 in., 15 oz. (40.2 cm, 300 dwt)
Mabel Brady Garvan Collection
1948.217
Geography: 
Made in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Culture: 
American
Period: 
18th century
Classification: 
Flatware
Bibliography: 

An Introduction to Silver: Catalogue of an Exhibition on View Oct. 31, 1953–May 9, 1954, exh. cat. (Newark, N.J.: Newark Museum, 1953), no. 211.

Kathryn C. Buhler and Graham Hood, American Silver in the Yale University Art Gallery, 2 vols. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1970), vol. 2, p. 188, no. 841.

Martha Gandy Fales, Joseph Richardson and Family, Philadelphia Silversmiths (Middletown, Conn.: Wesleyan University Press, 1974), 127, fig. 111.

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