George Gebelein Arts & Crafts "Antique Tipt" Sterling Gravy Ladle
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A premier name in the American Arts & Crafts movement, George Gebelein established himself in Boston just after the turn of the 20th century and remained there with an enlarging presence and growing reputation until his death in 1945.
His work was of the highest order and exemplary of the silversmith's art. That is the case with this 7" long, weighty, 2.3 T. oz., silver gravy ladle.
Inspired by American colonial period design, about which Gebelein was a scholar, it has a clean, straightforward look, with a rounded "Antique Tipt" handle end. The substantial weight is manifest in a heavy, hence durable, gauge to the metal.
There is a double drop on the backside of the generously portioned, 2 1/2" by 2" by 5/8" deep, oval bowl.
It is without a monogram or removal of same and in mint estate condition. Apart from light surface scratches consistent with use, there are no signs of use or wear. The finish is brilliant.
Marks are "Gebelein," "Sterling," and "Boston," all in capital letters and in individual cartouches.