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Georgian Silver Toddy Ladle with Twisted Baleen Handle c1820 (Code 2402)

  • £6500


Description

An early 19th century toddy ladle with a long baleen handle having a tight twist at the top and a matching wrythen formed silver end cap.  The handle is drilled right next to the cap so it could be hung by a cord.  The bowl has a pie crust rim and relatively flat base.  The silver shaft is inititalled I*N or (N*I) depending on which way it is viewed.  There are hallmarks to the inside of the bowl, although they are too rubbed to read.  The style suggests a likely date at the end of the George III period / start of George IV period.

 

Condition

Normal age related wear, light abrasions and minor denting.  Hallmarks rubbed.  Hairline fracture in handle where it has been drilled, appears stable.


Measurements (Approx)

Width: 6 cm ( 2 3/8 inch ) across bowl

Length: 34  cm ( 13 3/8  inch )

Weight: 30 grams (before packing)


Stock Code:  2402 DC20-1

 

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