English Early 19th Century Sterling & Baleen Toddy Ladle
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Measuring 7 1/2" long, this English toddy ladle is a small example of the form.
Dating from early in the 19th century, it has a sterling bowl that is 1 3/4" in diameter and 3/4" deep. There is a silver fitting off this which is joined to a twisted baleen handle with a silver tipped end.
The bottom center of the bowl is stamped "D.R," possibly for David Reid of Newcastle.
It is in excellent condition. The bowl remains well-shaped, free of dents, nicks, or burrs. The fittings between the silver and baleen remain tight. The baleen is without nicks or splits, but has a few mottled surface spots.