This 13 1/4" soup ladle is a plain fiddleback relatively early ladle. It's in nice condition with no dents, bends or repairs. The handle is curved back and it has a pronounced oval drop (see pictures). The marks are a head, D, and an eagle. Probably New York ca 1830/35.
This berry spoon is 9". It has a nice engraved pattern which is crisp. The bowl has a couple of small dents. Overall it is in nice condition. It is marked "Smith & Chamberlain", "Salem", and "coin". Salem, Ma. 1846/53.
I think these 7 to 8" ladles (several follow) with fairly large bowls are for gravy. They are larger, especially the bowls, than the traditional sauce ladle. Of, course either could be used for gravy or sauce (more semantics). Certainly no one wants to admit eating gravy nowdays. But there is great pressure to lable stuff. Enough said, you may use them as you see fit. This one is 7 3/8" long and in beautiful condition. The pattern is "Tuscan". It is Marked "Ball Thompkins & Black", "Patent... Click for details
I measure ladles from the front of the bowl to the tip of the handle and this one is over 7". It's hard to determine because it has a pronounced curve in the handle, very graceful. It's in excellent condition. The engraved decoration is crisp and the bowl is good. It is marked N. Harding and "coin". Ca 1860/65.
I don't find these very often. They seem to be somewhat impractical and perishable. I wouldn't try them on a hickory nut. They are about 5" long and in excellent condition (no hard nuts. This is a nice pattern, name unknown to me. Marked Lincoln & Foss an two are marked "Sterling". I suppose the third one is also sterling. Ca 1850.
This 13 1/4" ladle is probably a soup ladle but, with it's flutes bowl
could easily serve as a punch ladle. The pattern is "Tuscan" patented
in 1846. The condition is excellent with essentially no wear. It is
marked S.D. Brower (incuse) and has a raised eagle. CA 1856/55.
This 6 1/4" sauce ladle is in excellent condition and was made by
Johnson & Godley of Albany,NY between 1843 & 1849. It is marked crude
lion, J & G in a diamond, and an eagle. The bowl is 1 3/4" x 1 1/2".