Antique Heavy Sterling Silver Durgin Shell Pattern Soup/Punch Ladle 12 1/4"
Presented is a large and heavy sterling silver punch or soup ladle made by Durgin and retailed by Shreve, Crump & Low during the late 19th century. This piece is in the Shell pattern, which was patented in 1890. This piece is old, original production. The front of the curved handle has a raised shell accent and the back has a finely engraved monogram of the initials KLG.
The back is marked for Durgin, sterling and Shreve, Crump & Low.
This piece is in excellent overall condition for its age. There is surface wear to the bowl and a very tiny ding that is only noticeable upon very close inspection. There are no other flaws and no repairs.
The ladle measures 12 1/4 inches long.
Weight: 226 grams.