ca. 1875 - 1900
Overall: 13 x 4 1/2 x 3 1/4 in. ( 33 x 11.4 x 8.3 cm )
Silver ladle with a downturned pointed handle decorated along the obverse with matte finish and applied cast grapevine; handle reverse engraved with initial "D" in gothic script; bulbous reeded knop and ball handle socket; horizontal elliptical bowl with fluted and engraved heart-shaped base and engraved border; rattail drop at bowl reverse; maker's hallmarks stamped along underside of handle.
engraved: on the underside of the handle: "D" in gothic script stamped: on the underside of the stem: lion passant, anchor, "G" in gothic script, "STERLING" all incuse
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