T.P. Kibbe, Johnstown, NY, Coin Silver Cream Ladle
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This 6" long, approximately .7 T. oz., c. 1850, coin silver cream or sauce ladle has a double provenance. It is stamped "T.P. Kibbe" for Thompson Prior, the Johnstown, New York silversmith and retailer. It also carries the three part "D, eagle, bust," pseudo hallmark of Hall, Hewson, and Brower of Albany, NY.
It is a clean piece, with a brilliant, naturally patinated finish. The down-turned end has a tipt backside and there is a large, script "S. Leach" monogram on the front.
Apart from two, virtually imperceptible pinprick dimples in the bowl, there is no evidence whatsoever of wear.