Large, Mint Condition Dominick & Haff "New King" Sterling Gravy Ladle
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An exceptional design, Dominick & Haff's late 19th century "New King" is a standard bearer among American expressions of a motif derived from English antecedents.
It employs a robust amount of detailing, all well-balanced and set in high relief.
Known for heavy pieces, D&H went all the way with weight in this 7 1/4" long gravy ladle which tops the scale at a full 4.0 T. oz.
The round bowl is generously proportioned, measuring 2 1/2" in diameter and 1 1/8" deep. The stylized shell form is specific to, and was widely employed by, D&H. It has a lobed rim and is finished with a satin matte gold wash.
It is not monogrammed or had a removal of same.
The condition is mint. There is no evidence of wear, not even the light surface scratches that come with use. The bowl is flawless, with no nicks, burrs, or bends, and the gold is completely intact. The overall finish is bright and even.
Marks include the D&H three part emblem, "Sterling," and "A. Stowell" for the Boston retailer.