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.

Date Made: ca 1760 - 1794

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: New York, New York City

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Credit Line: Gift of John Paul Remensnyder

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1978.0939.013Accession Number: 1978.0939Catalog Number: 1978.0939.013

Object Name: ladle

Physical Description: brass (overall material)Measurements: overall: 1 in x 17 3/4 in x 3 3/4 in; 2.54 cm x 45.085 cm x 9.525 cm


Record Id: nmah_309548

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