An exceptional, fine and impressive antique George IV English sterling silver soup tureen with matching stand and associated ladle; part of our silverware collection http://www.acsilver.co.uk/shop/pc/Sterling-Silver-Soup-Tureen-with-Matching-Stand-Antique-George-IV-140p3687.htm
Likely by John Wendt, this magnificent sterling silver medallion centerpiece bowl and mermaid ladle belonged to Civil War General William Mahone, incorporating a badge he designed for his Confederate Civil War brigade and wore throughout the war. He used the emblem on his personal stationary, his silver, and even on his tomb in Petersburg, Virginia, not far from the site of the engagement that made him famous, the Battle of the Crater. c1870 (Heritage Auctions)
This is an elegant and beautiful large serving ladle. It's 14" long and the bowl is 5" x 3" making this technically a punch ladle because it holds nearly 1 cup of liquid ... but it could also be an exceptional gravy or sauce ladle as well. The handle is Sterling but we cannot find a maker's mark. It's probable the bowl and stem are Sheffield (English) silverplate. This lovely style is characteristic of a Sheffield/Sterling mixed piece. Age: Early 20th century Condition: Good estate condition. No dings, no dents, no plate loss. Beautiful patina. All our items are used or antique and exhibit the normal amount of wear and tear that is commensurate with their age and usage. Where is it from? This beautiful piece comes from a prestigious estate ... one of the most beautiful we've ever seen on Long Island's Gold Coast, home to America's wealthiest families for generations. It was built by Meade White (Stanford White's firm) and was the former summer residence of a politician that was built in the early 20th century as well as being a former ambassador's residence. This fine home boasts over 20 rooms and is furnished top to bottom in antiques. It has been lived in by the same family for the last 50 years. We have been fortunate enough to obtain quite a bit of the contents of this magnificent home (owners have requested confidentiality) and will be proud to be bringing them to market over the next few months. Our Inventory Number: TCUnkL1110050RL1011
Large Sterling Silver Sheffield Silver Punch Serving Ladle
This gorgeous ladle of Sheffield England is from the Ancestry pattern collection. The double sided bowl has scalloped edges and embellished grooves for easy liquid flow, and elegant design. 'Web Sterling Handle' is stamped front and back of the cigar style band sterling silver handle which divides the handle from the silver plated neck that is stamped Sheffield England on the back of the handle neck. Measures: Bowl 4.75" x 3.25" (apx 1.25" deep) Handle 7.5" to band + 5" from band to tip (12.5" total length) Ornate tip 1.25" at widest point of tip This rarely used piece has had one owner within our family. There are no dings or dents... some vintage light scuff and scratch marks from gentle use. Consult with a professional Silver Smith about polishing.
A silver twin handled soup tureen and cover, of circular form, decorated with beaded borders, raised on a circular foot, by Garrard & Co Ltd, London 1979, with a silver bead edge Old English pattern soup ladle, Sheffield 1984, combined weight 2190 gms.