Towle Bright Cut Sterling Silver Sauce Ladle with Gold Bowl
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One of a series of engraved patterns that Towle produced in the late 19th century, this cream or sauce ladle measures 5 3/4" long and weighs just under 1.0 T. oz.
The execution on this is masterful. Aesthetic in design, the engraving shows the diamond like surfaces characteristic of bright cut work. The background is satin finish on both the reverse tipt handle, and the scallop flange edge bowl. This provides an offsetting surface that highlights the engraving to advantage.
There is an elaborate, feathered script "LT" monogram on the handle.
The bowl is gold washed front and back sides, which creates a contrasting ground for the brilliance of the bright cutting.
It is in mint estate condition. There is no visible wear, and no damage. The finish is flawless, and the bowl remains free of dents, nicks, or burrs.
Marks are the Towle emblem, "Sterling," and "Pat. 1891."