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Georgian Silver Sifter Ladle
Reference: S1369
Period: George III
Year: Circa 1776
Silversmith: John Lambe
Place: London
Price: $ 110.00
Weight: 33 grams
Dimensions: 14.0 cm
Condition: Excellent, no damage to piercing. Slight kink in stem.

Description: A Georgian silver sifter spoon in the Old English Bright-Cut Edge pattern, with bottom marked hallmarks indicating a date pre 1777. The bowl has a lovely ornate floral piercing, and a flat base (as expected from original sifters). The Bright-Cut Edge pattern was popular between 1790 and 1800 (Pickford, Silver Flatware, pg 102), so we assume the sifter was updated in style then. John Lambe was a specialist spoonmaker, he worked between 1762 and 1796. His makers mark I*L in oval punch is clear, the lion passant and crowned leopards head are worn but visible, the date letter is very worn but could possibly be the "a" of 1776.
Georgian Silver Sifter Ladle
Georgian sifter ladle

Georgian Silver Sifter Ladle

Georgian Silver Sifter Ladle
Back of bowl

Georgian Silver Sifter Ladle
Handle detail

Georgian Silver Sifter Ladle

Georgian Silver Sifter Ladle

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