William Gale & Son "Italian" Sterling Soup Ladle
Magnificent Sterling soup ladle in the "Italian" pattern by William Gale & Son, NYC. Patented in 1860. Possibly manufactured as late as 1870. Incuse marks of W Gale & Son, 925 Sterling, and Patented 1860. Incuse mark "1" on reverse of shoulder. Monogramed with gothic "G." Perfect except for some minor scuffing on the left side of the bowl on the outside (see photo).