Overall: 13 3/4 x 4 1/4 x 2 3/8 in. ( 34.9 x 10.8 x 6 cm )
engraved: on the handle: "JMB" in script stamped: on the underside of the handle: "WG Forbes" in a rectanguar surround
Silver ladle with down-turned coffin-end handle engraved "JMB" in foliate script; horizontal elliptical bowl has pointed drop at reverse; maker's hallmark stamped along underside of the handle.
The ladle belonged to John Beekman (1768-1843) and his wife Mary Elizabeth Bedlow (1771-1845), who married in 1792.
Bequest of Catherine Augusta de Peyster
John Beekman (1768-1843), who married Mary Elizabeth Good Bedlow (1771-1845); to their daughter Mary Beekman (1800-1885), who married William Axtell De Peyster (1793-1856); to their daughter Catherine Augusta De Peyster (1835-1911), the donor.
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