Nashville, Tennessee coin silver soup or punch ladle with plain fiddle handle, distinctive pointed fins at edge of bowl near handle terminus, marked "Richmond & Flint" within a rectangle (Barton Richmond and F. P. Flint, working Nashville, 1816-1823). Script "P" monogram. 14" L. 7.415 troy ounces. Note: Silversmiths Richmond and Flint supplied silver to some of Nashville's earliest residents, including Andrew Jackson. For a nearly identical ladle, used at The Hermitage by Jackson, see Tennessee Silversmiths by Benjamin H. Caldwell, p. 144, fig. 109. Circa 1820. Condition: Overall good condition with general wear. Old solder-repaired 1/2" tear to edge of bowl.
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