Overall: 14 3/4 x 3 3/4 x 2 1/4 in. ( 37.5 x 9.5 x 5.7 cm )
Silver ladle with downturned, pointed handle decorated with bright-cut engraved script initials, "THHB"; deep circular bowl has broad drop at reverse; maker's hallmarks stamped along underside of the handle.
Gift of Mrs. Theodore Van Wyck & Anthony Hampton Halle
engraved: on the handle: "THHB" in script stamped: on the underside of the handle: "W. FORBES" in a rectangle, "N-YORK" in a serrated rectangle
The mark "W.FORBES" in a rectangle has been attributed to both William Garret Forbes and to his grandson William Forbes. The early stylistic features of this ladle, the bright-cut engraving, and the pointed handle suggest that it is the work of William Garret Forbes and not William Forbes as previously assigned.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.