I just purchased this ladle...from the blurry marks available in his book (and a couple online), I think it is stamped for John Kinzie. Seems he was active in Detroit from the 1780s. I would love to hear from our American Coin silver experts if the engraving and design of the ladle matches with that? Especially where the bowl and stem meet.
I can't seem to find any other examples of non-fur trade silver with his mark. Does anyone know of any?
As always, love to hear your opinion!