Ladle

MAKER:
Designer

George Wilkinson ( American, 1819 - 1894 )


Manufacturer

Gorham Manufacturing Company ( American, 1831 )

DATE:
c. 1870
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General Description

Designer George Wilkinson's work for Gorham Manufacturing Company from 1857 onwards is characterized by innovative new shapes and applications of ornament. This Egyptian Revival-style ladle, which features a severe handle flanked by cast figures, is typical of his designs.

Adapted from

Charles L. Venable, Silver in America, 1840-1940: A Century of Splendor (Dallas, Texas: Dallas Museum of Art; New York, New York; Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1994), 67-68, 331.

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