Georgian Silver Ladle Shell Shape HM London 1767 George Baskerville 148g Antique
A beautiful antique Georgian Sterling silver shell shaped bowl soup ladle with a handle in the old English pattern with a feather edge and a plain terminal.
This ladle is hallmarked on the underside of the handle with the Leopard's head crowned for London, the lion passant for Sterling standard silver, a gothic lower case "m" for 1767 -1768, makers marks GB for George Baskerville.
Condition: Has had some damage in the past there is a soldered repair to the bowl as shown in the photographs, small stress crack to the handle near the bowl left hand side of the bowl has a small crack from the original damage. Otherwise in excellent condition the hallmarks very clear very little wear, still a highly decorative and usable soup ladle. This is only to be expected on an item of this age, 250 years old, George III was the monarch on the throne at the time this ladle was made.
It is 13 5/8 inches long , 3 1/8 inches high and 3 3/4 inches wide. It weighs 148g or 4.76 Troy ounces.