The ladle has a rounded drop on its hemispherical bowl. Its handle arches to a downturned pointed tip on which is engraved a lozenge-shaped device with pendant flower motif. There is a poor repair to a tear on the edge of the bowl, opposite the handle.
Entwined script initials "SH" engraved within engraved lozenge at handle tip.
Marked "[pellet] REVERE" within a rectangle on back of handle.
As seen in cat. no. 168, in 1792 Capt. Samuel Howard purchased spoons and probably one other ladle from Revere. Howard may have also purchased this ladle from Revere; if so, the initials on this example could be his. Beyond this conjectural origin, little is known of the ladle until it was made a gift to the Museum in 1991.
Gift of the grandchildren of James Dellinger Barney