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Object Number: 
ca. 1790
Overall: 14 1/4 x 3 3/4 in. (36.2 x 9.5 cm)
Stamped on back of handle: "I.V" in Roman letters within rounded rectangle; "P" within shield; and an eagle head within shield
Silver ladle with long tapered handle and deep circular bowl, undecorated; maker's marks on back of handle.
Gallery Label: 
This silver ladle bears the hallmarks of New York City silversmith John Vernon, who was active from 1786 to 1817. Though he was a prolific silversmith, not much is known about Vernon's life or silversmithing career. Directories place him at 41 Water Street in 1786, where he was in partnership with Thomas Underhill. He remained at that address until 1793. He later worked on John Street, where his workshop was damaged by fire in 1803, and on Gold Street. The majority of surviving silver by Vernon is in the neoclassical style, much of it tea wares and flatware.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Robert G. Goelet
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group