coffin end coin silver sauce ladle, Dickinson,Syracuse
I put this 6 3/8" sauce ladle in the early 19th century catagory because coffin ends were usually made then. However, I believe this piece was made in the 1840's, probably custom made, to go with some already existing coffin end spoons. It is marked "P. Dickinson" in a serrated rectangle. See "Belden" page 135 "other marks known". The condition is excellent, no dents or breaks. Ca 1845.