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Scottish Silver Toddy Ladle - Robert Gray
Reference: S1355
Period: William IV
Year: 1835
Silversmith: Robert Gray & Sons
Place: Glasgow
Price: $ 130.00
Weight: 42 grams
Dimensions: 17.0 cm
Condition: Excellent. A few light scratches in bowl, and some tiny dents, only visible on very close inspection.

Description: A fine example of a Scottish Georgian Silver toddy ladle, by very fine makers. The ladle is Fiddle pattern, and is engraved with the initial C, in contempory style. Toddy ladles are uniquely Scottish, used for that "wee dram" of spirits, but also suitable as sauce ladles. The hallmarks are very clear and detailed (the tree, fish and bell in the Glasgow town mark are all visible), an additional "star" journeymans mark is also present. Robert Gray and Sons of Glasgow produced "some of the finest British silver of the period" (Walter Brown, Finial, June 2006). Silver by Gray can be found with both Glasgow and Edinburgh marks, as between 1784 and 1819 the Glasgow assay office was closed.
Scottish Silver Toddy Ladle - Robert Gray
Scottish toddy ladle

Scottish Silver Toddy Ladle - Robert Gray
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Scottish Silver Toddy Ladle - Robert Gray
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Scottish Silver Toddy Ladle - Robert Gray
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