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Sterling Silver Ladle by Hester Bateman, London, 1787 (With Case)

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A beautiful George III period sterling silver ladle, fully hallmarked for Hester Bateman, London, 1787. The ladle comes with a later case for Gebelein Silversmiths, Boston, USA (1878-1945).

Hester Bateman (1708 – 1794) was an English silversmith, renowned for her high quality flatware and ornamental silverware. A craftswoman working within the family business, she was succeeded in turn by her sons, daughter-in-law, grandson and great-grandson. The Bateman family silversmithing company lasted until the middle of the nineteenth century.

This stunning example boasts a fine scallop shell bowl and tapering feathered handle. The ladle remains in an excellent condition throughout with good clear hallmarks.

Originally intended as a sauce ladle, this piece also works perfectly as a punch ladle. 

Dimensions 

Length: 34cm

Depth (of spoon): 2.75cm approx.

Width: 8.5cm

Weight: 130 grams

 

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