Large Ladle Potter & Patterson, Alexandria, Virginia


Item Description

A 14 ½ inch coin silver ladle by John Potter & John Patterson, working in Alexandria, Virginia in 1815. Coffin handle which is stamped twice with maker’s mark “P&P”. Bowl shows some uneven wear, and has a very shallow dent in the center, otherwise the piece is excellent. The partnership of Potter & Patterson lasted less than a year and is well known for the recriminations that followed its dissolution. An ultimate rarity in Virginia silver.