Coin Silver Ladle (110613_039)

Coin Silver Ladle

Maker: Samuel Best, (1776–1859) circa 1810–1820
1801-1802 Paris, KY; 1802-1818 Cincinnati, OH; 1818–1859 Rising Sun, IN
6-5/8″ length
Ref. No. 110613_039

Likely Cincinnati, Ohio or Rising Sun, Indiana origin, circa 1815–1820. This ladle, with period monogram MW, is a scarce example from this maker. Good condition with two shallow dings to bowl, scratches, and a 1/8″ stable crack to either side of handle where joining bowl.