Tuttle A&C "Hannah Hull" Sterling Silver Gravy Ladle
This example of Tuttle's "Hannah Hull" is unusual in that it has an overall hammered surface as opposed to the usual smooth finish of the pattern. It is an early piece in the line, produced during the second year of Herbert Hoover's administration, i.e. 1930, within the time span of the Arts & Crafts movement, and likely influenced by that style. The "HH II" inside a crescent mark on the reverse is a date indicator. Other marks include the Tuttle emblem, and the word "Sterling." This is a 6" long, heavy, approximately 2.2 T. oz., gravy ladle. It has a 2" diameter, 5/8" deep bowl with a flanged rim and hooked shoulders. There is stylistic "DM" monogram on the front, a tipt end on the handle reverse, and an exposed vee drop on the bowl backside. The condition is superb. The textured surface is exceptionally appealing and the finish is naturally brilliant.