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Two English Baleen-handled Toddy Ladles

Auction:
2542B
Lot:
657
Sold for:
$385$325

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Auction:
European Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2542B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
April 09, 2011 10:00AM

Description:

Two English Baleen-handled Toddy Ladles, one Birmingham, 1845, maker's mark D&H, the bowl engraved with flowers and C-scrolls and inset with a thaler coin dated 1767, lg. 13 5/8, the other unmarked, with spouted bowl inset with a goldwashed George II coin c. 1750, bright cut monogram, lg. 13 1/4 in., approx. 4 troy oz.
Estimate $300-500

The 1845 example with small metal tear and the silver endcap on handle. The 1767 example: spout likely later, and with a tiny metal tear to edge of spout. minor wear to baleen.

Keywords

George II, tiny metal tear, Bowl, Economics, Kitchenware

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