Early 19th C Coin Silver Ladle, Providence, R.I.
Early 19th Century coin silver gravy/sauce ladle by Frank Richmond, Providence, Rhode Island, c. 1815-20. Fiddle handle, 6 inches long. Shell on reverse of bowl. Engraved "LW" in copperplate script on the front. Mark F.RICHMOND in Roman in rectangle on reverse.No apprecaible wear. No dings. Enlargement 5 appears as though the bowl has been repaired by solder, but this is an optical illusion. The line is actually part of the shell decoration.