Towle No. 63 Large Engraved Sterling Gravy Ladle
Towle produced a number of artful engraved designs in the 1880's known only by numbers. This gravy ladle is "63" in that series. It is large, 7 3/4" long, and relatively heavy, weighing just over 1.8 T. oz. The handle is blunt-end, while the bowl is singular in design. It has scalloped shoulders with double coffered walls. The interior has a bronze gold wash. The entire front of the piece, and the backside of the bowl, have a soft matte finish that gives the surfaces a frosted look. The engraving is well-defined, detailed, and is of a nature that essentially defines diamond cutting. There is no monogram or removal. The condition is mint. This appears never to have been used. Marks are the Towle emblem and the word Sterling.