A George III silver toddy ladle, date letter for 1786 (maker...
A George III silver toddy ladle, date letter for 1786 (maker's mark and city mark worn) the oval bowl with beaded border, set to a turned baleen handle, 42.7cm long, a further silver toddy ladle, 34.5cm long, and a further white metal example, 40cm long (3)
Two examples (pictured front and middle) show moderate denting, the furthest example shows heavy denting. All bowls show scratching and wear commensurate with age and use. Signs of resoldering where the bowl meets the handle on the closest example and middle example (see additional pictures). The screw to the handle on the closest example is loose, and the bowl wobbles, and there is solder repair around the join. Other bowls are secure. Scratching and abrasion is present on all three handles, and the middle example has small, but numerous nicks and chips. To tip to the white metal mount on the middle example is missing and is heavily dented. There are silver hallmarks to the bowls of the middle and furthest examples, but they are heavily worn. There are no visible hallmarks to the closest example.
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