Crested George III English Sterling Silver Sugar Sifter Ca. 1814-15
Offered is a very good Georgian sterling silver ladle, specifically a sugar sifter, by the noted London firm of Eley, Fearn & Chawner. This piece is fully hallmarked for London, 1814-15, and bears a rubbed but legible maker's mark. The hand piercing on the ladle is very well done and there are no breaks. This piece is engraved with an interesting armorial of an elephant's head, couped, with the elephant's trunk grasping a small creature or object, perhaps an Irish harp or something similar. This piece measures about 6 1/4 inches in length and weighs about 40 grams. Condition is good overall, with the surface a bit over-polished or lightly buffed but with no dents, splits or repairs. All in all a fine example of a useful form to the table, and a fine gift!