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Scottish Silver Toddy Ladle - Richardson Family Crest
Reference: S1400
Period: George IV
Year: 1830
Silversmith: Alexander Wotherspoon
Place: Edinburgh
Price: $ 220.00
Weight: 31.0 grams
Dimensions: 15.0 cm
Condition: Excellent, small scratch on handle above crest.

Description: A Fiddle pattern Scottish silver toddy ladle, with a magnificent crest - a unicorn's head erased above a crown, with the motto "Virtute Acquiritur Honos", translated "Honour is acquired by Virtue". This is the motto of the Richardson family. The crown probably indicates the families membership of the peerage. The hallmarks are very clear, including makers mark AW in strangely indented punch. AW has been attributed to Alexander Wotherspoon (British silver makers marks website) but given the similarity of the punch to JW (John Williamson) there is a high probibility of a family relationship (father and son?), so the maker could be A Williamson.
Scottish Silver Toddy Ladle - Richardson Family Crest
Scottish silver toddy ladle

Scottish Silver Toddy Ladle - Richardson Family Crest
Back of ladle

Scottish Silver Toddy Ladle - Richardson Family Crest
Richardson family crest

Scottish Silver Toddy Ladle - Richardson Family Crest
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