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12.5" Whiting POMEGRANATE 269g Sterling Silver Hammered Soup Ladle

12.5" Whiting POMEGRANATE 269g Sterling Silver Hammered Soup Ladle
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ABOUT: Rare and very fine low-production piece by Whiting Mfg. Co from the late 1800s. In an interesting and very period appropriate Japonesque Aesthetic design with acid etched leaves in the background and then raised 3-D pomegranate fruits. Hammered finish top to bottom. Similar to their pieces with the mixed metal fruits, but this one seems to be all sterling. Faint goldwash in the spoon bowl of the ladle. Incredible craftsmanship and detail makes this a very interesting and historic piece. Has a single initial monogram on the back of the hammered handle. HALLMARKS: Marked Sterling with the Whiting hallmarks. Also has the number 1 and G stamped by the Griffen but I am unsure of what those symbols indicate. It has a small retailer stamp for Eustis Bros., a jewelry store that operated in Minneapolis during that time period. MEASUREMENTS: It weighs 269 grams of solid sterling silver and measures a shade over 12 1/2 inches. The Ladle bowl is 4 1/4 inches wide by about 3 3/4 inches. The large handle is 1 1/2 wide at the widest part towards the top of the pomegranates and the handle is about 10 1/4 long from the tip of the handle down to the top of the ladle bowl. IMPORTANT CONDITION NOTES: This piece has a heavy hand feel so it has held its shape perfectly with no bends or misshapen areas. It seems as if it was not often used but please note that due to age, this is not a mint condition item. Some faint all over surface wear from use and polish over the years. Some utensil nicks and scratches here and there, I see a few nicks in the ladle bowl, one area of the middle of the handle with some nicks, some scratches on the decorated part of the handle, and some scratches on the back of the ladle bowl particularly on the front edge where it would meet the bottom the tureen when being used to scoop out the soup. The ladle bowl has just a slightly warmer glow to it than the handle, from the faint goldwash that remains on both sides, but the goldwash is no longer very noticeable. I don't see any pin dings or dents and the handle decorations are still very sharp which is amazing considering age. But as I deal in estate sterling, like all my listings - it has age appropriate wear so please see photos closely. Please feel free to ask any questions! I can send more photos as well. : )

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