LONGER-HANDLED COIN MUSTARD LADLE, S.D. BROWER
One outgrowth of the “Josephine” pattern is the S.D. Brower variant of this design, and it probably emerged soon after 1855. A full acanthus leaf hangs from the top of the threaded handle, and smaller leaf portions emerge to form a center medallion space, inside which is engraved the name Ball in period script. The motif is repeated on the underside, terminating in an acanthus on the bowl. Condition of form, bowl and design is very good, with no spots, dents, bends or burrs. The length is greater than most mustard ladles at 6 inches and the bowl diameter is 1 inch; it weighs 20 grams. The only mark is that of the retailer, E. Marks.