Antique Tasting Ladle Wrought Iron Handle w/ Rat Tail Brass Bowl & Copper Rivets
Date: Unknown but we feel it was made in the mid nineteenth century (mid 1800s).
Origin: Purchased at an estate sale in Southeastern Pennsylvania. Most likely made in either Lancaster or Berks Counties Pennsylvania.
Size: The ladle measures ~10 7/8" long, while the bowl is ~2 1/8" in diameter. The piece weighs about 2.7 ounces.
Marks: Unmarked as to the maker.
Distinguishing Characteristics - Most Interesting About The Piece: This is a nicely done wrought iron or steel, brass, and copper taster that is made in the best Americana tradition. It would be a great addition to any collection.
Condition: The tasting ladle is in very good condition with no cracks, breaks or repairs. The piece is clean and looks great. The shallow brass bowl is nice, shiny, with dark staining and could probably use a little polishing to bring out its full beauty. The surface of the piece has a few scratches, some minor dings, stains throughout, and minor rust signs. The bowl has scratches, some minor unevenness, and a few minor dings. Be that as it may, the piece is solid and beautiful and really looks great. Please see photos for additional condition information.
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