Original Tiffany "English King" Sterling Claret Ladle
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An original, estate item, this claret ladle measures an extraordinarily long 16 1/2" and weighs 2.5 T. oz.
It is stamped "Tiffany & Co., "Sterling," "Pat.1885," and "M," this last mark indicating it dates no later than 1891.
The pattern is "English King," which is arguably the most successful American version of this venerable English design. There is a tight, script "MMS" monogram on the front of the handle. The center portion of the handle has a twist section on an otherwise flattened run. The bowl measures 2" long and 1 1/4" at the widest, and is set at a right angle to the handle.
This comes with its original 19 1/2" long flannel sleeve which is labeled "Tiffany & Co."
It is in outstanding condition, showing virtually no wear. The stem is perfectly formed and the bowl is well-shaped and free of dings, dents, or burrs