Fine Coin Mustard Ladle, Bead (Ca. 1850)
“Bead” is one of those early coin patterns that was made by several makers, although the earliest association is with John Polhemus / Polhamus, ca. 1850. This design appears on the underside as well as the top and is marked simply Jones, Ball & Poor, a Boston maker / retailer, as well as a small and faint script monogram, Cheever. The condition is quite good, with light age-related wear – no bends or dents or pits. The length is 5.4 inches, the bowl is 1-15/16 inches and weighs 18 grams.