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R&W Wilson, Philadelphia, Heavy Coin Silver Cream Ladle

R&W Wilson, Philadelphia, Heavy Coin Silver Cream Ladle
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With dates largely corresponding to the second quarter of the 19th century, the firm of Robert and William Wilson was a significant silver manufacturer.

While "Tipt" end examples of their work, are readily found, this 6 3/8" long cream ladle stands apart for several reasons.

One feature is its heavy weight, 1.7 T oz., and consequent solid composition. A second feature is its perfectly round, hemispherical, bowl, which is 1 5/8" in diameter and 1/2" deep.

The handle has pronounced beveled edges that run the entire margins of the handle, including the fiddle end. Lastly, the raised and lined thumb drop on the back of the bowl is some unusual as well.

There is a handsome "RJD" feathered script monogram engraved on the handle front.

It is in outstanding condition, the only signs of use being light surface scratches consistent with age. The inscription remains crisp, and the bowl is without dents, nicks, or burrs. The finish has an even patina.

Marks are "R & W. Wilson."

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