Antique Pewter Ladle Wooden Handle and Deep Ball Shaped Bowl Maker's Mark
Description: A nice antique pewter ladle with nicely shaped wood handle and a ball-shaped deep bowl. The ladle has a straight hardwood handle attached to the bowl using a tubular pewter connector which is part of the bowl. The handle itself ends with a shaped small tulip with a round small ball on top. The ladle also has what we would characterize a ball and rather deep bowl which is ~3 1/4" in diameter and is ~3" deep. The bowl itself has a nice warm gray age patina with a few dark spots, lots of scratches, some red stains and a lot of shallow dings. The wood handle is a bit soiled and has some scratches and dings, but is intact and solid. All in all, this a nice piece worthy of a spot in your collection. Please carefully view photos as they are part and parcel of our description.
Date: Unknown, but most likely mid to late 1800s (Mid to late 19th century).
Origin: Purchased in Southeast Pennsylvania, USA.
Size: The ladle Measure ~14 1/4" in length with the bowl measuring ~3 1/4" in diameter on the top and is ~3" deep. The handle itself is ~10 3/4" long and is ~3/4" in diameter at its widest. The piece weighs about 10 ounces.
Marks: Has a partial maker's mark on the bottom of the bowl consisting of two hearts next to each other with a flower in each (see last photo for details).
Distinguishing Characteristics - Most Interesting About The Piece: Nice antique ladle to add to your collection.
Condition: The ladle is in good condition. The ladle has a nice warm dark age patina with a few scratches and some minor dings. The bowl itself has a nice warm gray age patina with a few dark spots, lots of scratches, some red stains and a lot of shallow dings. The ladle is solid, with no breaks or repairs. All in all, a nice piece worthy of a spot in your collection. The bowl could use a good cleaning to bring out its full beauty but we leave that to the discretion of the new owner. Please see photos to appreciate the beauty and condition of the pieces.
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