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Brown & Shaver, Utica, NY, Coin Silver Sauce or Cream Ladle

Brown & Shaver, Utica, NY, Coin Silver Sauce or Cream Ladle
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Sources indicate that Charles C. Shaver and Henry S. Brown, the makers of this 6 1/2" long, 1.0 T. oz., ladle formed their partnership in 1856.

The partnership only lasted two years as Shaver sold out to Brown in 1858, but whose interest he bought back in 1863. All this history indicates the mark on this piece is rarer than most associated with the Shaver name.

The pattern is one described as "ornamental" in Rainwater's "Encyclopedia of American Silver Manufacturers." The design appears on both sides of the handle and features anthemion leaves, along with other period detailing.

The handle sets nearly on the horizontal with the bowl, which is close to round at 1 1/2" by 1 3/4" and 1/2" deep. It has a scalloped rim and ribbed interior.

The piece retains a well-shaped bowl that is free of dents, breaks, or burrs, while the handle is likewise without bends or other damage. The pattern remains quite well-defined, but shows polishing wear on the high spots, and the finish is some dulled.

There is a full name script monogram that is heavily rubbed, but reads something like "Txxx Pallin."

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