Ladle made as a single piece, with shallow circular bowl and straight, downturned handle, rectangular in section, ending in a circular hanger. Front of handle struck near bowl with circular mark containing "WK" in raised roman letters between a crosslet above and below.
Maker is possibly William Kirby (c. 1738-after 1810/1811) of New York, NY. Kirby was a pewterer; attribution of this ladle and other brass utensils to him is based on the similarity of their marks to the mark Kirby used on pewter.
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Object Name
date made
ca 1760 - 1794
Physical Description
brass (overall material)
overall: 1 in x 17 3/4 in x 3 3/4 in; 2.54 cm x 45.085 cm x 9.525 cm
place made
United States: New York, New York
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Domestic Furnishings
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of John Paul Remensnyder
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