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iconnumber posted 09-25-2002 05:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for G.MANN     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I recently purchased a 14" ladle,in the "Thread" pattern.

The ladle is very heavy, so I tested it to be sure it wasn't plated. The marks are a profile, JB in clover leaf, and bird.

I would greatly appreciate any help in identifying the marks, perhaps Phila or Baltimore?

The figure engraved on the front of the handle looks like a steer or horned ox. Somebody's prize bull?

No other engraving.

Thank you.


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iconnumber posted 09-25-2002 09:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for G.MANN     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Photo of ladle:

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iconnumber posted 09-26-2002 05:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for wev     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I do not have an attribution for the mark, but I would say, based on the striated background of the cartouche, that the origin is Philadelphia. The shape of the cartouche is also suggestive; see my post at A city identifier?

Great crest.

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