Tuttle "Windsor Castle" Sterling Silver Gravy Ladle
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"Windsor Castle" is one of Tuttle's (Boston, Massachusetts) first patterns, introduced in 1929.
This example, a 5 3/4" long, weighty 1.9 T. oz., gravy ladle is coded "HH III" in a crescent, indicating it dates from the third year of Herbert Hoover's presidency, 1931-32, early in the history of the line. Other marks include a tree with a circle of dots around it, and the word "Sterling."
The design is a deeply hand chased acanthus leaf, scroll and starburst motif set on a plain, rounded end, ground. The bowl is nearly round at 2" in diameter and 1/2" deep.
All aspects of the piece present in a staunch manner, with smooth clean surfaces, emblematic of the Arts & Crafts movement within which Tuttle was a prominent name.
It is is mint estate condition and without a monogram or removal. There are no signs of wear and nor damage. The finish is brilliant.