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William and Mary Antique Silver Toddy Ladle

£575

Stock: 10296

Date: Circa 1770

Country: England

An antique sterling silver ladle inset with a 22 carat solid gold guinea dated 1691. Elegant, slim design with a...

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Description

Description

An antique sterling silver ladle inset with a 22 carat solid gold guinea dated 1691. Elegant, slim design with a twisted horn handle and silver tip. The gold coin bears the heads of King William and Queen Mary of King George to the front, and on the reverse there are armorials for England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland, and the date “1691”. Owner’s initials “T over I*I” are engraved to the front of the handle.

Total weight 45 grams, 1.4 troy ounces.
Length 32.5cm. Bowl 8.4 x 5.7cm.
Unmarked silver. English. Circa 1770.
Inset 22 carat gold guinea coin. Date 1691. Diameter 2.5cm.
18th century.

Literature. Punch ladles were introduced in the early 1700’s and differ from other ladles in the fact that they have turned wood or twisted whalebone handles. Originally they had round bowls which were superseded in about 1735 by egg shaped bowls. Later on lips were added and after 1760 they were often inset with silver coins.

Condition

This useful ladle is in good condition with moderate signs of wear commensurate with age. The handle fits well into the socket and looks original. There are a couple of frit marks on the horn but overall gives a very presentable appearance. The gold guinea is in worn condition with marked losses to the armorials on the reverse side.

Maker Information

No maker assigned

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