Ladle by Pleasant H.Baird, probably made in Mississippi
Baird is listed is Hollan's "Virginia Silversmiths." He began his career as a silversmith in 1802 in Petersburg, VA; by 1806 he was plying his trade in Natchez, MS, and from 1813-38 he was working in Kentucky -- Paris, Washington and then Maysville.
This piece has an 18thC-style pointed-end handle, and an interesting and unusual squared drop on the bowl back; the handle has a reverse rib. The mono on front is a shaded feathered script D P B. The ladle is 14-3/4" long and has a 3" round bowl. It is marked P.B thrice, as shown. Condition throughout is excellent.