November 10, 2021 11:00 EST

American Furniture, Folk and Decorative Arts

 
  Lot 91
 

91

A silver punch ladle and sugar tongs
Joseph Richardson, Sr. (1711-1784) and Joseph Richardson, Jr. (1752-1831), Philadelphia, PA, late 18th century

The ladle by Joseph Richardson, Sr., with shell-form bowl, handle end engraved with monogram "TM," marked twice to stem back; the sugar tongs by Joseph Richardson, Jr., with bright-cut decoration, the end engraved with monogram "TM" in cartouche, marked to inside of end.

W: 3 1/2 in. L: 12 in. (ladle), L: 5 1/2 in. (tongs), Total weight: 6.355 oz. t.

Provenance

Descent in the Morris Family to the present owner
Collection of a Vermont lady.

Sold for $5,355
Estimated at $2,000 - $3,000


 

The ladle by Joseph Richardson, Sr., with shell-form bowl, handle end engraved with monogram "TM," marked twice to stem back; the sugar tongs by Joseph Richardson, Jr., with bright-cut decoration, the end engraved with monogram "TM" in cartouche, marked to inside of end.

W: 3 1/2 in. L: 12 in. (ladle), L: 5 1/2 in. (tongs), Total weight: 6.355 oz. t.

Provenance

Descent in the Morris Family to the present owner
Collection of a Vermont lady.

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