Northeastern United States
J. Bowman (dates unknown)
10-3/4 in x 3-5/8 in x 3 in
German silver (copper, nickel, and zinc)*
Historic Odessa Foundation, The David Wilson Mansion, Inc.
"J.BOWMAN” is stamped into the center underside of the shaft.
Ex coll. Mrs. E. Tatnall (Mary Corbit) Warner
The ladle is made of an alloy of copper, nickel, and zinc, as reported in a quantitative X ray fluorescence test conducted at Winterthur and reported on May 30, 2001. This particular alloy is popularly known as German silver. The ladle has stamped decoration in the handle showing the side profile of a Roman warrior within an oval amid simple floral fines and leaves. The Bowman name stamped into the back of the shaft is not identified. It may be that of a retailer.