George Sharp Gilt Sterling Silver Bust Pattern Hot Toddy or Cream Ladle
This is a stunning and truly unique sterling silver hot toddy or cream ladle, made by George Sharp in the 1870s. A beautiful example of George Sharp silver-work, it is made in a Neo Classical style and features a three dimensional finial of the bust of a woman in a draped dress. It also has a hexagonal stalk that ends in three prongs, where it connects to the gold wash bowl of the ladle. One side of the ladle's bowl is decorated with the protruding face of a woman surrounded by an impressive mane of hair. It is an exquisitely detailed piece and is in excellent condition.
In 1864 George Sharp made a patent drawing for his designs with notes that state: "ornamental design for the ends of handles of spoons, etc." He was a master of finials, and the bulbous decorations at the end of handles. This George Sharp ladle is a wonderful addition to a 19th Century Silver Collection.
It measures 7 1/4" x 2 1/4" x 1 3/4" and weighs 45.5 grams, or 1.46 Troy ounces. The handle is marked "STERLING G.S." and the outside of the bowl is marked with his maker's mark; two lions facing each other with an S in between them. There is a tiny "F" monogram engraved on the handle.
WIDTH: 7 in | HEIGHT: 1 in | DEPTH: 2 in
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