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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 origin, circa 1810–1820. 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.

$1,000.